a terrible blight on our fine country
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|3 years 6 weeks ago||This aggresion will not||
This aggresion will not stand, man!
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Don't get either, just wait||
Don't get either, just wait for one of your friends to get bored with one and just borrow it
|3 years 15 weeks ago||I was there at Olympic on||
I was there at Olympic on Sunday and stayed on 18 almost all day where the crowd was fairly tame and didn't bother the players. I would say it was a lack of security as how the crowd was structured around 18 he could have only come from one place (that being from the left of the interview). Any ways it was a great tournament but I was dissapointed not to see Furyk give it up, but when you go 68-68 on the weekend at a course like Olympic, you deserve to win. There was also some idiot dressed in a tiger costume the whole day which reminded me of The Peguin/Frankenberry Guy who went to Hockey games in my day. Dressing up in a ridiculous costume at a college hockey game is acceptable and funny, dressing up at a golf event as a grown man is not.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Lance||
My brother got me into watching cycling when I was a kid and I have watched every tour since right after Miguel Indurain's reign. I also grew up in the Bay Area and Barry Bonds was the only reason I became a baseball fan, and Miguel Tejada was my other favorite player. After paying attention to the BALCO scandal and cycling, I know far too much about PED's.
You are right about cycling, everyone Lance beat was doping their minds out and Lance's teammates have said he demanded they dope, There was Tyler Hamilton's accusation of the fridge full of blood, and Floyd Landis' claims of the team doping. Of course these two guys were caught red-handed and thus had incentive to lie about Lance's PED use, and both were banned from international competition (with Landis getting his Tour title stripped). It must be noted that the French Government and European Press did everything within their power to catch Lance. The US government investigated Lance for improper use of government funds, as using US Postal Service sponsor dollars to fund and cover up his alleged doping would have been a serious felony, and found nothing. But of course the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence and so forth.
Doping in cycling is unique as you stated it's not about increasing muscle mass, it's about carrying more oxygen in your blood which is what the PED EPO is designed to do (what Lance is most accused of taking). They even had to ban Viagra as a PED because it dilates artieries and allows better blood flow at higher elevations (very useful when you climb the highest mountain in europe on a bicycle. So Lance was either a freak of nature who used his battle with cancer to motivate himself to ingore pain, and to never stop pedaling, or he is the greatest cheater of all time. I prefer the former.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I believe Mr. Small was,||
I believe Mr. Small was, quote: "Ridin' Dirty"
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I am so glad my Sharks||
I am so glad my Sharks finally drafted a UM player and I wouldn't be surprised if he left. We (Sharks) really need an offensive minded defender, Douglas Murray and Vlasic are solid defenders but can't hit the broad side of a barn.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Reebok?||
What's with the Reebok logo under the neck of the collar?
|4 years 6 weeks ago||totally agree, Northside is||
totally agree, Northside is by far the best breakfast place in town. My dad took me there when I was kid on a visit and I've been hooked ever since, Maiden Lane no mayo....mmmm delicious
Anyone else find Jamaican Jerk Pit? its nestled in between the parking lot and Panera on Thayer, I am convinved it's a drug front but the barbecue pork sandwich with sweet potato fries are hella good
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Elbell field would be a good||
Elbell field would be a good spot, right next to where the band starts out, but it will probably be where they had sportsnation last fall
|4 years 7 weeks ago||whoa, there was a ccha||
whoa, there was a ccha All-star game?
|4 years 9 weeks ago||I'm a big 49ers fan and love||
I'm a big 49ers fan and love this pickup. Troy Smith is no longer on our roster so that's not a problem. I was sad that we let David Baas go but then we signed Jonathon Goodwin so it evened out and we also cut Nate Clements's lame-ass so we came out way ahead in my book.
It will be interesting to see if Braylon can push Crabtree as he's a bigger diva than Braylon and he hasn't even done anything the NFL, so we'll see if that has an effect.
Lose Nate Clements/Troy Smith, Gain Braylon, J Goodwin, and Harbaugh good offseason for Wolverine/Niners fans!
|4 years 10 weeks ago||thanks!||
for the info, this was an immeadiate purchase. As I have said before there's reason to believe The Dude went to UM as he says he was one of the authors of the original Port Huron Statement (not the compromised second draft) and we all know SDS started in Ann Arbor so this might not be OT.
"He thinks the carpet pissers did this?"
"Well dude we just don't know"
This agression WILL NOT STAND man!
|4 years 11 weeks ago||He's got big time academic||
He's got big time academic problems, I work in a academic center at a FCS school in northern california keeping kids eligible and I can say with certainty that the only way this kid is such a big academic liability is that he completely screwed up his own situation.
The only way he could be deemed ineligible for the bowl game and then become such a big liability for his next school is that he completely screwed up in a few way:
1.He must have had an ugly freshman year, which would be somewhat understandable as adjusting to college in the first place is hard, much less in a place like Michigan which is not academically easy, and then adjusting to living in a different state, and then being expected to carry the load of a new offense by a coach know for not being very sympathic to young kids' needs.
2. Because of that bad first year, he must of been on some kind of academic probation or special watch list, and knowing what kind of reporting system we have at my school, I'm sure UM's support system for its student-athletes is just as good, meaning I'm sure he had at least one personal academic mentor within the student-athlete academic center who then had at least one supervisor asking him every other day how Tate was doing and then performing grade checks and most likely speaking personally to his teachers. So even with this amount of support he was still screwing up. (Once again I have no personal knowledge of UM's academic support system, but this is what we do at my school which has nowhere near the same resources or standards as UM so I feel it is safe to assume UM has the same if not more support practices).
3. Because of the attention paid to him by the athletic department I'm sure he worked up quite a reputation for himself amongst the faculty who I'm sure don't like to give breaks to athletes, so he was on double watch.
4. He then proceeded not to go to class, do any homework, not show up for tests, and ignore any advances from his teachers (if there were any). This would have the effect of his teachers giving him straight F's (or E's as we do at UM) instead of incompletes which would help facilitate his transfers much easier.
5. He therefore must of been lying to his mentor, teachers, and coaches about his schoolwork and burnt every last bridge at UM.
6. Talk to any regular student who has had similar academic trouble with UM and they can tell you they can be rather vindictive to students who burn bridges and make it hard for them to find a new school.
7. Add this all up and Tate has dug himself a very deep hole which his athletic ability will not help him get out of, and he has put himself in this position.
8. Finally if UH denied him so quickly he must have serious issues, this the same school who took in Colt Brennan who had much more serious problems AFTER he went to a JC so it seems like Tate has few other options if any.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Why didn't Terelle Pryor go||
Why didn't Terelle Pryor go to the CFL?
Because he didn't want to take a paycut from OSU
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I've been watching the tour||
I've been watching the tour since the late 90's from the days of Richard Virenque and Jan Ulrich, I even watched the tour when Marco Pantani was doped out of his mind to dominate the race, and this year has been somewhat unispiring. I've mostly enjoyed Thor Hushovd hanging around the top of the GC which is uncommon for such a big sprinter. I have to agree that Contador's hurting from the Giro but the lack of PED's has most likely played a part. This is all gonna come down to Alp D'Huez and the individual TT which I think are back to back before they head to Paris.
From my experience the bast two climbs the tour goes through are Alp D'Huez and Mon Venteux, both sites of great Lance rides, and as I said they go up Alp D.Huez just before they head to Paris so that will seperate the men from the boys. I'm pulling for Andy Schleck for the main win and hope Mark Cavendish holds on to the Green Jersey unless Thor can pull through in the TT.
Voekler has been one of my favorite riders since he pulled off that massive breakaway a few years back. Other than Lance, my favorite rider was Erik Zabel who dominated the Green Jersey for a number of years and its good to see they increase the amount of sprints through the mountains so sprinters just can't slack through the high climbs.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||One of my favorite things to||
One of my favorite things to do in AA is run through the arb at night while its snowing, that eeire red glow lights your way and is one of my best experiences at college, some of the paths ice over so its best to go just as it starts to snow, the complete silence and the sight of the snow falling is just too awesome not to experience
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Maize and blue prayer||
while getting giddy myself over the start of the season in a few weeks, I started worrying over certain things which are common before the season, but more so this year, so I ask every true blue faithful to utter this prayer every night before you sleep to aide in our quest:
Our Farther, Bo in Heaven, hallowed be thy name
Thy Defense come, thy Mattison's will be done
On field as it was in '97
Give us this day our daily Spread
And forgive us our sanctions,
As we forgive those who led us to 3-9
Lead us not into irrelevance,
But deliver us from losses to OSU
|4 years 11 weeks ago||to quote LaMarr Woodley from||
to quote LaMarr Woodley from his facebook page:
we should hold ourselves to a higher standard of literary maturity
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I bet your family didn't have||
I bet your family didn't have a ear-to-ear grin standing next to the deceased, stay classy ohio...
I plan to put some of my father's ashes on the field at the Big House at the spot where Desmond struck the pose so he will never miss a game, hopefully this will be many many years from now
|4 years 12 weeks ago||if you havent already, turn||
if you havent already, turn off the helpers the auto-sprint might prevent a QB from running behind the LOS, I havent had a problem with it so far,
|4 years 12 weeks ago||and Biran Griese, Barry||
and Biran Griese, Barry Larkin
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Joey Chesnut is the pride of||
Joey Chesnut is the pride of the Bay Area!
|4 years 14 weeks ago||he'll probably end up playing||
he'll probably end up playing wide reciever for Norte Dame, then ruin his athletic career by playing baseball for the cubs as some lame-ass reliever who likes to give up home runs like a certain douchebag
|4 years 14 weeks ago||51 Mich 49 Neb around||
around 124,000 votes!
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Pretty much all modern day||
Pretty much all modern day music sucks, its either Justin Bieber disney propaganda, or some rapper with lil' in front of his name so that makes him cool, or whiny ass singers like cold play or Linkin Park. I hate most country music but it really bothers me that there's a popular band called Lady Antebellum, as any history major knows, the term "antebellum" is a euphemism for describing the South under slavery, so their name should be "Lady Slavery," but I guess their fans like that sort of thinking.
agree completely with Maximinus above, but at least dave matthews actually plays instruments, still don't like him. I think Red Hot Chilli Peppers was the last good band to really do anything, just look at the highest grossing tour acts for the past few years, Bon Jovi and U2 still lead the way..
It also makes me mad that things like Glee and High School musical have more hits and album sales than real bands like the beatles and stones
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Not a bad bet on YE Yang, I'm||
Not a bad bet on YE Yang, I'm a big fan of Yang, I went to the last Buick Open a few years ago and saw this Asian guy wearing some ridiculous outfit, and saw him land a buker shot right next to the pin right in front of me and became a fan. Then he beats Tiger at Hazeltine!
I also hope that Rory can hold on and win this, he seems pretty determined to right the atrocity that was the Masters and winning the US Open would certainly do that. If he does win that would be two Nothern Irelanders to win our championship in row so that would make some history.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||damn, I live off Howe near||
damn, I live off Howe near the river, on La Riviera by any chance?
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Anything with Steve McQueen:||
Anything with Steve McQueen: Bullit, Le Mans, TThe Sand Pebbles, The Getaway (where he actually did slap the shit out of Ali MacGraw).
Also agree with the Die Hards and Francis Ford Coppola movies.
My final vote though goes to Saving Private Ryan, just imagine being one of those guys storming the beaches and try not shitting yourself.
Also include Band of Brothers and The Pacific
|4 years 16 weeks ago||I live in Sacramento now||
I live in Sacramento now after growing up in Saratoga (in the Bay Area) and going to UM 05-09, my suggestion would be to look for some place in Folsom as Sactown is not very nice. I work at Sac St with the football team and live right near campus and the immeadiate area is not very nice. Imagine the crappy overpirced apartments that never get inspected in AA and add in a not very nice area and thats what living in Sac is like, except you can find very low rent.
I would advise staying near folsom and looking for a nice place as many places near Sac St. are not very nice. Sac St. is a big commuter school so there is not that great a atmosphere for young people, well not great compared to AA but it is still good.
Michigan bars I am not aware of, the Alumin club out here gets together and watches the game, but they meet at Chris Webber's restaurant so I choose not to patronize that establishment. Being sinlge is a good thing, there is a wide variety of very pretty girls here of every type, and they're not as stuck up as Bay Area/Socal girls. As for the nighltife, I'm a homebody so I'm not very knowledgable on that but there's always something going on if you're looking for it.
All things considered, living in Sacramento is not the nicest experience of Northern California but it is still Cali and is therefore awesome. You're only 2 hours from Tahoe and snow, and 2 hours from the beach, and all the outdoor sports you can want.
Let me know if you want so more info as I've lived up here since I graduated and am working and going to school here and therefore staying for a while. The only major drawback of living out here, get used to waking up at 9 am to watch the game and no BigTen network HD!!!!
|4 years 17 weeks ago||I can't help but think/hope||
I can't help but think/hope this has got to involve their basketball team as well, you're telling me Greg Oden/Evan Turner/Mike Conley weren't driving around the same cars that Pryor was, we'll see though