Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|5 hours 56 min ago||Samsung....||
No complaints about our 55" Samsung really, although we did get the SmartTV and part of me is still trying to fathom some of the capabilities of smart televisions which seem rather un-TV-ish, if you will. I can get most of the major apps that I can on my phone, although some apps make more sense on the phone than on the TV. I guess it is about finding some weird digital balance.
|8 hours 56 min ago||The Pistons...||
Last year was the first year in a long time that I really stayed with the Pistons- as in, watching most of the game even late in the season - in a long time. I will admit to being modestly excited this year, just to see the upward trend continue.
|11 hours 55 min ago||What If...||
Ah, but what if you're standing in the part of the yard which, while you might maintain it, is technically in the municipal right-of-way? I've always wondered if this affects the answer to that particular question. It doesn't in my case, but I have always wondered how others may feel about this.
|14 hours 9 min ago||Very Cool...||
It would be fun to see this become a thing around the country. It might be fun to even have a blog version of this - I would think it would be harmless enough and I think enough people here probably feel comfortable enough being on film doing something interesting, especially in light of the whole "Eating a lemon" craze from a couple seasons ago.
I am sure we could think of interesting things to have people punt around.
|14 hours 40 min ago||Might Be SOL...||
I just tried it in three different browsers and the thread caused the screen to go a beuatiful shade of MGoBlog blue each time, so we might be SOL on this one unless the paid staff has any ideas - I don't have as much access as you may think I do as a mod. The programming end of it might contain the answer in this case, although I might see if I can open the code in Chrome and at least find the problem on the page, not that I would be able to correct it from there though.
|15 hours 33 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|15 hours 42 min ago||This One...||
“They’re definitely up there. If they’re not the best they are way up there. Pretty much all the guys I went against last year when they shut us out, I believe most of them are back again. Those guys already knew what they were doing, and another year with very good players and coaches … I’m sure they’ll be even better.”
Part of me wants to say this eminates from Maryland if we're talking 2016 opponents. Is it possible we could do better than a shutout, maybe beat them bad enough that they actually must yield any points scored in their previous game to us? That would be interesting.
|16 hours 10 min ago||Seger And Spotify...||
Seger has said in a couple interviews that the problem stems from an ongoing disagreement between him and Capitol Records on media rights. He never goes into immense detail - he probably can't - but a lot of it has to do with pricing and a few other items, or so I understand. He always encourages people to go out and actually buy the physical album though, being rather an old-school person.
|19 hours 57 min ago||To Be Absolutely Fair...||
To be absolutely fair, I do believe he hit a 48-yard FG against Vanderbilt although I could be misremembering. Quite frankly, I kind of have the same image of his yardage / success distribution as being almost asymptotic to a particular distance rather than a typical curve like you might expect. I remember a lot of 44 and 45-yard attempts too for some reason.
|20 hours 3 min ago||At This Point...||
It just seems to me that, at this point, they are essentially trying to blame the world for something which they did to themselves as a football culture, almost as if they won't deny it per se but they would rather there was some unwritten agreement whereby the abuse was not mentioned. It almost harkens back to the generation of Germans immediately after WWII who had to deal with history books that fast forwarded to Konrad Adenauer after the chapter on the Weimar Republic, or at least there seems to be that air of "let's just not discuss and maybe it will go away on its own..." logic on their side. The problem is that it needs to be discussed so that it doesn't happen again.
|1 day 7 hours ago||For Some Reason...||
For some reason, "Meatballs" comes to mind here....
"IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!"
|1 day 9 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
It's just not the same when you have Glen Mason opening a show with "You are looking live at Mustard's Last Stand in Evanston, Illinois.....which is a bit of a shame as the Northwestern-Illinois game is actually down in Champaign."
However, I will give it a shot out of fairness.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Watching It...||
My wife and I watched the first four episodes last night - into the night as I didn't get to bed until close to 1:30 AM, which made today a long day at work, but considering how much we enjoyed those episodes, it was worth it. Anything I can enthusiastically lose sleep over like that is worth it. We plan to watch the rest of it this weekend.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Well, To Be Fair...||
Well, to be fair, at 35 years old, his career as an NFL receiver was well on its way to that, but even so, it is a good depth signing for Detroit and more than likely he makes the team. It doesn't make the Lions hugely better, but it makes them better at wide receiver. They can definitely use him - the problem (well, one of them) is that they have to narrow the, oh, 3,000 receivers to maybe six for the regular season roster.
|1 day 11 hours ago||This Thread...||
The OP was correct in that the other thread doesn't offer more than the speculation, whereas now a few outlets are indeed running with the story that he is definitely set to step down in 2020, so we can leave this thread.
There is precedent for doing this on the blog anyway - the "might happen" thread is often followed relatively quickly with the "will be happening" thread and generally we leave both because merging in this interface is hard. Actually, it isn't possible, insofar as I know.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Interesting...||
"I have a lot of energy, and I have a lot of interest in what's going on in the college space today from the operational issues, reform issues, and the existential threat," Delany said Tuesday during his annual address at Big Ten media days in Chicago. "So I will be around for a bit. Whether I'm around here for six years is probably a little bit beyond how I see it."
I mean, he'd be 74 in six years so I would be shocked if he hung around that long, particularly in this sort of position. As much as we joke about Delany essentially having the charisma of a cadaver and all the charm of one to boot, being the conference commissioner is probably one of those roles where you've seen some shit, and 27 years is a long time to hold it too.
I wonder who they would get or if they would tap someone already employed in the conference.
|1 day 17 hours ago||After That...||
You know, I've tried that a few times and for as long as people thought I was simply in that mass of people called "MGoBloggers", it worked. The problems began when I told them WHICH MGoBlogger and the whole mod thing, so I am going to wear a shirt to the next event which says "NOT a mod" and see how that goes.
|1 day 21 hours ago||You Know...||
It all goes to hell when the editor takes the day off, doesn't it?
|1 day 21 hours ago||There's That...||
There is that. For the last nearly twenty years of my life now, I have proudly been just that other asshole at the bar. I definitely know the feeling. Of course now, it's an honor to sit with the experienced assholes at the bar, but I am going to guess that even this will wear thin eventually.
In all seriousness though, happy 21st birthday, WD. Make it an excellent one.
|1 day 22 hours ago||For Contrast...||
For some contrast, here's how Massey estimates the schedule as of, well, the preseason (their formula weights recent performance too, as I recall):
Hawaii - 99%
UCF - 99%
Colorado - 93%
Penn State - 80%
Wisconsin - 66%
at Rutgers - 85%
Illinois - 88%
at Michigan State - 48%
Maryland - 87%
ay Iowa - 59%
Indiana - 83%
at Ohio State - 28%
|2 days 10 hours ago||Like Music...||
I liken it to music sometimes - you hold down a key on an organ or whatnot for an entire bar, you get a pleasant sound sometimes. You hold down the "Save" button on a post on MGoBlog, you get a pleasant posting error sometimes. It merely depends on which key and which post.
Or it could be what happens to me - mindless tapping of active control buttons on the site. Either way, you know? All I know is people ask me to delete them all the time, not realizing I would have to do it one post at a time in this version of the interface, which is why I ignore a great majority of such requests.
|2 days 13 hours ago||He May Be, But...||
He may very well be (really, he is - I am trying to be polite), but he was the second-to-last coach to get Kansas football a 10-win season - 1995, I believe. He's got that anyway, although it isn't much. He's also the man that Minnesota dumped in order to trade up for Tim Brewster, of course, so I suppose there is that too.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Oh Wow....||
My hobbies regarding Michigan are definitely not this interesting in comparison to these figures. These are great, and very well made too. Well done!
I will send a blank check and you can box these up and send them to me and we'll call it good, right? Seriously, I would really enjoy having something like this for a mantle or shelf.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Done And Done...||
The eleven (at the time of this post) people who voted for either 0-5 or 6-9 are either being facetious or smoking something very depressing.
There are 100 people right now that apparently have us in the National Championship too, of course. I like where your head is at, whoever you may be.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Lost Khakis...||
Well, if they fell into the San Joaquin River, they are probably stuck somewhere in San Francisco Bay by now, so there might be no use in looking for them if that's the case.
That being said, it is cool to see wolverines make a comeback....in many ways and all over the country as well.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Ron Simpkins...||
Didn't Simpkins wear #40 too? I think he played with the Packers for 6 years in the 1980s, but I know he eventually came back to Detroit to coach football at Western International for nearly 20 years as well. He had Michigan's total tackles record until Jarrett Irons broke it in 1996 as well, or so I recall.
|2 days 22 hours ago||American Gladiators...||
"American Gladiators" was admittedly a guilty pleasure of mine growing up. At least here in the Detroit area, it would rerun right after the second airing of that weeks episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", so that's usually when I would catch it. That Bob McElwee could do that and still referee NFL games was a tribute to his willingness to occasionally goof on a call on television.
|3 days 7 hours ago||You Know...|
|3 days 9 hours ago||Betamax...||
No way, man. Betamax all the way - the only problem I foresee is that it will take no less than four tapes to record the NBC Nightly News because the compression isn't too great, but if you want to be consistent with the prevailing technology in electronic news gathering about 35 years ago, that's the way to go.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I'll Give This A Go...||
5) Under, barely - I think we have several people with several hundred yards each to their name
8) Slightly over
9) Under as a baseline, but it depends on how hosed we get in a given game obviously.
10) Under, but this is me being conservative. If you include the postseason, I think 10-11 is a good baseline. Ready to be pleasantly surprised as always.