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|7 hours 21 min ago||Indeed Yes...||
You would be correct.
According to his 247 page and the accompanying timeline, Texas A&M offered mere hours ago, but this also says that he is expected to make a visit to Ohio State in late November as well. Actually, the date mentioned - 11/28 - is the day before The Game.
|8 hours 45 min ago||What I Recall...||
The AT&T (and other cable / phone company) engineers that I've talked to in my travels sort of do something analagous to what we do when sizing transformers and cables for things like apartment buildings, condos and residential / commercial subdivisions. We will assume an average kVa per unit based on a few parameters (like average size of dwelling, for example) and run with it. From my understanding, there are assumptions made about cell / data usage made across 110,000 people approximately for 3.5 hours and the installations are sized appropriately.
|11 hours 40 min ago||I Laughed There...||
That's pretty funny, and I wonder if Beane said anything in return. Probably not, but I can envision a pretty hilarious exchange between the two of these guys.
I will share the sentiments of the OP as well - the body of work for Dave Dombrowski here in Detroit is perhaps better than any of us could have thought when he was hired initially, and I definitely would rather see that continue. On the other hand, of all the GMs out there (assuming that's the majority of the candidate pool for Selig's replacement), he's also one of the better options.
|12 hours 20 min ago||The Original Thread...||
Well, the "Buckle Up?" thread is already at -110 and climbing which actually already puts it in some rarified air from a board history standpoint - definitely upper quartile. In any case, the sole difference might perhaps be the OP's overenthusiasm or miscalculation of our actual chances whereas a great deal of the heavily downvoted threads in the past arose from patently conscious attempts (successful ones too) to be an incredible jerk.
|12 hours 56 min ago||One Minor Point...||
Just so everyone is aware, if you were looking to inflict actual damage, downvoting the thread itself will do nothing to the point total of the originator of the "Buckle Up?" thread, but it definitely gets the point across in no uncertain terms, that's for sure. I noticed that it was already in the -80 range.
For future posters of such threads, "Buckle Up?" might have to come with some reasonable projections from respected sources as well. It's one of those sorts of threads where you walk some lines definitely.
|13 hours 22 min ago||Well, I Tried...||
I tried to embed the SnappyTV stuff, but fiddling with the object data creates a very oblong Pelini, so hopefully someone with a deeper understanding of the code than myself can do this later. That being said, however, I would agree - you have to grudgingly admire him for liking what he does enough to do things like this, even if the uniform being unveiled is not all that.
|14 hours 34 min ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
Very cool video and some tremendous insight into the aspirations of Joey Burzynski, which are awesome indeed and hopefully he finds himself heading up a department or perhaps an entire reseach firm one day. Indeed, Joe Burzynski, PhD, OL...it has a nice, rather Michigan ring to it.
It would be cool to see more of these Countdown videos in this style actually. I know a few of them in the past have focused on the players and their majors like this, but this is a great way to highlight that "Michigan Difference", if you will.
|17 hours 41 min ago||A Minor Bit Of Trivia...||
It is a minor thing, but the 1984 Maryland-Miami game does have a Detroit Lions connection for those interested in such things. Maryland QB Frank Reich, a senior in 1984, was drafted by the Bills and spent many years in Buffalo as a backup to Jim Kelly, but Reich ended his career in the NFL with Detroit, sitting squarely on the depth chart between Charlie Batch and Scott Mitchell.
|19 hours 20 min ago||I Need The Weekend...||
I will say that this has been a long, long week thanks to the storm on Sunday, so I am very glad that it is over and I suspect I will arrange to leave a little early so I can give myself few extra hours of weekend this afternoon. I definitely could use it. The only upside to storms is the pay and the free food, although my wife finds ways to spend the money and I end up losing weight from stress during storms.
What is hard to fathom is that, with this Friday and this thread, we begin August and in a few short days, Michigan will be starting fall camp, which means the season is not far behind at all. Indeed, the Countdown To Kickoff videos have returned and the warnings about getting your OT threads in before an as yet undetermined deadline have begun.
Soon, MGoFriends, many of us shall converge on Michigan Stadium...
|1 day 6 hours ago||What Happened Next...||
It was what happened next that made the story complete somehow:
"That wasn't the end, sadly. The suspect then left the store, heading toward Warrensville Center and Colony Rd., when the manager caught up with her. She then threatened to pepper spray him, told him she had AIDS and "would spit on him," and later, when the police arrived, said she had colon cancer and bed bugs, before again pulling down her pants."
You can always opt for the appropriate help, of course, but sometimes...
|1 day 9 hours ago||I Like This...||
Is Price's contract up at the end of this season, out of curiosity? I believe that he had one year of arbitration left and stood to make $20 million-ish next year potentially. Either way, I do like the trade because it reinforces the starting rotation, but like others, I actually did like Austin and Smyly and what they contributed to this team.
I don't think I've ever seen a player get pulled in mid-game because of a trade though - has that ever happened? I seemed to always believe they were usually simply told later on and allowed to complete the game they were in. I could obviously be wrong in that belief, of course.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Shift In Meaning...||
Like others, I can't wince at Michigan's position here - I actually would have been surprised (pleasantly, mind you, but still) if we had been ranked.
That being said, however, do keep in mind one important shift in the meaning / weight of the poll now that we are no longer under the cruel thumb of the BCS. The Coaches' Poll, while it may undoubtedly sway the Committee, no longer has any predetermined, cleanly measurable effect on what happens bowl-wise at the end of the season. This poll, however, still determines who gets the Crystal Football, which will still get handed out as one of many prizes in addition to the new NC Trophy.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Read The Electronic Copy...||
First, allow me to say that the e-copy came in handy during the down time in this past storm we lived through here at work...and that was the second reading for me.
As for me, it continues a trend where the only way that I get to see my name in print is through the voluntary contribution of my own money (I'll go with Hawaiian War Chant next year, as opposed to Temptation), but as I obviously enjoy the place enough to help moderate it, I figured this was a good project. Next year, however, I do want to see "Letters From Bolivia" as a side column somewhere so the mods can summarize their more colorful escapades.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Loose Rumblings...||
All that seems to be on Twitter regarding Detroit right now are loos rumblings that they've spent perhaps the last week or so scouting bullpens, so if that has any meat to it, it seems likely that whoever we would get - if anyone - would be for that purpose. MLB Trade Rumors also posted a brief snippet on how the Tigers are impressed enough with Eugenio Suarez that Jose Iglesias might be a sell-low sort of option, if you will, but nothing firm on that front either. If DD has something in mind, it is certainly being played close to the vest right now.
|1 day 14 hours ago||This Ends Here...||
As I mentioned in another thread, it's pretty clear to me now that your assurances that the act would clean up after the previous ban were not in earnest and that this is, in the end, the sort of person that you are - gratuitously mean and not in the least sensitive, not to mention seeming to revel in the negative attention. Let me put it another way, you will not be able to reply to this post as Clark Griswold.
|1 day 15 hours ago||What It Means...||
We've waited rather long but the Countdown series is finally going again, and with these, we can see football on the horizon now. Fall camp begins Sunday and hopefully it is the beginning of a great season.
What it also means, of course, is that anything you have that's interesting and OT is something you may want to get out of your system in the next couple weeks before the door again shuts on OT posts.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Also A Freshman...||
The 1996 season was the first one I got to experience as a Michigan student myself (having experienced many before that as a fan growing up), and we won that game 20-14, as I recall. It seemed like a lot of offense for what was, as you said, a veritable monsoon, but we were just that talented.
I remember Clarence Williams put up over 100 yards on the ground that day, and Dreisbach threw for nearly 300 yards himself. Strangely, the only one of our three TDs that came from the ground was scored by Scott himself, I believe.
BC's quarterback? Some dude named Matt Hasselbeck, as I recall.
|1 day 17 hours ago||If By Age...||
From an age / eligibility standpoint, that's true of several players, but if it is thought about from a stability / experience standpoint, it's sort of an accurate description. Almost regardless of how long they've physically been here, they all began more or less on the same first page when Nussmeier walked in the door, and several of them are now learning their second (perhaps third if we assume that Denard / post-Denard by itself represents a philosophical shift) offense.
|1 day 17 hours ago||You Serious, Clark?||
You know, you had told me after the last ban that you would sit back for a bit and observe the culture of the board as I suggested, and this was so this incarnation would not end as frightfully as the last one did. That being said, misplaced anger and trolling that is not only not amusing but is in fact abusive towards others tells me that you were simply paying me a bit of lip service and had no sincere intention of being anything better or more civilized than what you are right now. Criticisms are one thing, but what you've done here is win no friends and...well...a previous mishap, if you will, earned you your current point total.
|2 days 4 hours ago||The AL.com Story...||
....is linked right here (LINK)
According to this, he has indeed finished his degree at Alabama so he will be eligible right off the bat at CSU. It also mentions, and I didn't think about it before, McElwain was Alabama's OC when they nabbed Hart in 2011.
EDIT: Per the response to me, I missed the link - I blame insufficient light in the den plus beer.
|2 days 6 hours ago||VHS Indeed...||
I was actually thinking more about recording it on Betamax using the TV / VCR combo that Sony Electronics put out about 35 years ago. It has a 12-inch Trinitron screen and everything.
On a more serious note, it is premieres like these that make me yearn for the days of Mystery Science Theater 3000 again, as I like to think that they would be all over this film.
|2 days 11 hours ago||As Well As This...||
I believe that Ty Isaac will be wearing #32 on offense, so hopefully he can channel this #32 and distribute the power equally amongst the RB corps. That would make for some big smiles in Ann Arbor certainly.
Glad that that the wait is not much longer for football though. I should start working on the "end of OT Season" post, although we'll still have a couple weeks yet.
|2 days 12 hours ago||About The Sod...||
Bush Turf - the contractor - said that they were trying to have this done by Thursday and that the department basically wants the field back to football by Monday, so the window is not huge for them to undo what they are doing at all. I believe they also said something about repurposing most of the sod, which makes me think that it leaves Michigan with them early next week, although I could use some of it in one spot out back, that's for sure.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Thanks For Sharing This...||
"If that happens, there might be a unique bowl game available, just outside Los Angeles: the Rose Bowl."
This would be awesome for both Clark and his mother if this was the game she got to see of all the games. We shall see what happens during the season, of course, but that was a very moving article, I thought, and hopefully he can get her up to Ann Arbor to see a game and put together a great season for himself so he give back as he wants.
Thanks for sharing this.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I Chuckled...||
"We appreciate our friends from Ohio making sure we are compliant with NCAA rules," a sarcastic Muschamp said last year when asked about Meyer reporting the Gators. "They certainly know a little bit about NCAA rules."
I remember this coming up in the past actually. Say what you will about Muschamp, he still gets a big +1 from me for this particular bit of snark.
That was a pretty nice read, I thought. Thanks for sharing that.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Not True Indeed...||
Really, what you've said is not true in the slightest, and indeed, here you are again trying to have this "conversation" in a thread where there was no call for it. Your remark was intended to troll and provoke people so that you could pretend to have a discussion which, as others have pointed out, is simply circular and futile when it involves you. I could send you to Bolivia right now, but I am sure "1929" would appear within hours and they would bear an eerie resemblance to you. The fact that you tried this same shtick under a diffrent username is evidence that you are not the least bit interested in getting along with anyone. If you believe that inflammatory posts are the only sort that get attention here, your opinion of this blog and this fanbase are pitifully low.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I Noticed That...||
It is either Notre Dame fans who believe they are the One True Independent or there are some serious sour grapes eminating from the Mountain West faithful, the conference that BYU football left a few years ago. Other than that, with the sole exception of Utah State perhaps wanting the Old Wagon Wheel back, I can't think of anyone BYU has so offended.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Embed Of The Vine...||
Here's the Vine the OP mentions:
|2 days 16 hours ago||Good News Really...||
As for what Clark in particular said, it sounds like they've made a comprehenesive effort to address they very thing that Clark himself pointed out almost in passing after the BWW Bowl, where he said something to the effect that they had lost the will to play "as a family". We talked about it much here and it is great to see that get addressed as I think it goes almost as far as coaching and practice in getting these guys to perform 100% every week.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Meanwhile On BTN...||
Well, those far outstrip the compelling football on BTN that same afternoon. Consider:
- Western Kentucky at Illinois
- Western Illinois at Wisconsin
- Howard at Rutgers
...and that's just the noon slate. The last one might be an upset special, given the conference's luck.