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|10 hours 56 min ago||Good News Indeed...||
I know this sort of made it to the board in passing a while back, but glad to see it in a thread for all to see. I can't imagine what it is like to be a senior in your early 30s, but I don't think anyone can fault him for coming back to finish what he began as a student. It would be fun to see him make a little noise in the athletic department too, even as an intern.
Just a note to the OP though - try to limit it to a select quote and we'll take on the read / discuss responsibilities from there. Remember, the journalists are trying to make some money here.
|14 hours 18 min ago||Now That You Mention It...||
Would I want it personally? You know, I don't actually have strong feelings either way on this one. I can see the potential money angle with a night game, but the public safety issue is a real one too, I think. Ultimately, you probably have to be sensitive to the city and environment that you are in, and I would imagine that one of the major obstacles to such a game would be the city of Ann Arbor itself and they would have some legitimate arguments, I would think. I think a lot of people have a practical reason not to want it too, which I also understand - who wants to make the drive back home at that hour if it is longer than, say, an hour or two? I live 20 minutes away, so it works either way for me. That's one huge reason I tend to be indifferent to times.
|17 hours 36 min ago||In Our Situation...||
For our purposes, the Jeep Grand Cherokee works out well enough - we have a 2014 and so far have not had a problem with it aside from a minor recall for transmission-related software, which they were able to take care of rather quickly.
With as much hauling between various parks and pools and other places as we do in the spring and summer in particular, it seems to hold up rather well.
|19 hours 58 min ago||TeamRankings Stuff...||
TeamRankings actually still has us as a solid 11 seed along with NC-Wilmington, Houston and Michigan State in that seeding position. We've actually been an 11 in their projections for the last two games now, which is interesting although not entirely shocking. With 5 games left, they give us a 61% of making the tournament given our schedule.
|1 day 10 hours ago||The Bubble...||
It does seem to come down to being within sight of the bubble this year, but that being said, I think that if you win at least two - say, Nebraska and Rutgers - then we're possibly on the inside looking out at minimum. We probably need to find a third win in the next stretch to be totally safe, but we also need to do reasonably well in the Big Ten Tournament to round out what there is of a resume. Do all that, and we're most likely in.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Tuned In Now....||
While we're a better shooting team than Minnesota by a significant margin on the season, it is the up and down nature of defense that is going to worry me throughout this game, if I had to guess in this early stage.
Hoping we pull this one out - it would mean a lot more for us than it would for Minnesota really.
|1 day 15 hours ago||If I Understand...||
If I understand it correctly, it means that so far, the life of Michigan softball and my own life are completely - though by total coincidence - concurrent ongoing events that began around the same time. Other than this, I don't have much information sadly.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Speaking From Experience...||
As the father of a child on the autism spectrum, there is no credible study that I have seen which links vaccines to autism nor do I expect any to ever arise because the very idea is, in my estimation, a stupid one posed by people who wanted someone convenient to blame. If you really want a good - and accurate - history from generations of clinicians who dealt with autism before it really had a name and the struggle to identify all of its characteristics, I suggest the book "Neurotribes: The Legacy Of Autism And The Future Of Neurodiversity" - it changed the way I thought about being a parent of a child with autism and it even changed the way I approach my son's day-to-day struggles with socialization and other issues.
|1 day 23 hours ago||That Explains It...||
Well, it explains why Irving lost the 3-point competition last night - clearly he was unfamiliar with the shape of the object required to make said shots and that's what threw him. Now, if he had been allowed to use, say, a Frisbee or a flat piece of cardboard or something, it may have turned out differently.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Certainly...||
Certainly not Jim Dolan, unless it was convenient for him to do so for some reason.
Shocked there isn't a "Jimmy Dolan - Please Make Sure This Sign Never Attends A Knicks Game" sign out there.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Celebrating Drinking...||
Just about to break out some Naked Grape Cabernet Sauvignon because we're all wearing shorts today and therefore we are more naked than we would be on a typical February day. OK, maybe that still doesn't sound good, but ANYWAY.....always glad to celebrate drinking.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Continuing...||
'cause that's my fun day....
my "I don't have to run" day...
It's just another manic Monday.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Unless...||
Unless you're the 2003 Detroit Tigers, who arguably needed 2004 and 2005 (and even 2006 really) to wash away 2003 and whatever that was. I still have memories of being able to switch seats at a game at Comerica no less than once per inning by the time July rolled around.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Already Covered...||
Michael Johnson hiring no longer happening?
We've already covered this one. Like most things, staff changes - even if they don't ultimately happen - are usually on the board within minutes of their announcement....or announcement that it won't happen, as in this case.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Burnley...||
Not entirely related, but Burnley is part of one of the funnier exchanges in the first series of the Flying Circus:
"All right, don't anybody move, there's been a murder."
"No... no ... not a murder... no what's like a murder but begins with B?"
"No ... no ... no ... no ... no..."
"Burnley - that's right! Burnley in Lancashire. There's been a Burnley."
|3 days 9 hours ago||In Addition To This...||
Richard Loeb and Francois Duvalier spent some time in Ann Arbor as well, so you definitely never know, eh?
Actually, didn't Nathan Leopold at least spend a few minutes at Michigan as well? I could be wrong about that one.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I Noticed That...||
I noticed that earlier this week when I had the same question, and that effectively answered it for me. As weird a place as Twitter is, it can be telling in that respect, and that was pretty telling to me.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Probably Should Come Down...||
WAAAAAAY OT: (Cave Thread if need be) One-Man's Rant Against the System (In Defense of Good Dads Everywhere)
Not taking down because of the support the OP is getting (and I would like to also throw some support behind them in this fight), but I am not cleaning up the belittling of feminism and other things going on because that's going to probably lead us down paths that we don't want to go down.
|3 days 18 hours ago||TeamRankings Stuff...||
TeamRankings is going with an 11-seed for Michigan right now, 69% chance of getting in and a projected 20-11 record. They are predicting 8% for an auto-bid, as they normally put that out there too.
They are projecting 8 bids for the ACC, 6 for the Big Ten, 5 each for the Big East, Pac-12, SEC and Big XII as well
|3 days 19 hours ago||As Am I...||
Although if you watch a certain episode of "Keeping Up Appearances", it is also grounds for divorce.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Heat...||
I honestly don't think Jim Harbaugh would care if there was perceived heat, but there's isn't any heat other than what Pete would like people to believe exists.
As someone mentioned, Pete may rack this up to a win, but the mental gymanstics required to make it appear so are.....let's just say it takes a special talent.
|4 days 9 hours ago||You Know...||
You know, they actually need Goodell to play himself just so he can be hated in other mediums aside from league pressers and on any NFL affiliate. I am sure if you wrote the role in a very specific way, he would be all to happy to incriminate...errr.....play himself in such a film if it meant perceived glory to the league.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Great Stuff...||
Next comes the task of beating Minnesota, but for the time being, let's celebrate a much needed win....
|4 days 14 hours ago||Even So...||
Even so, as part of the workout, elements of the mini-golf course should spill onto the main floor so that players can stay alert and avoid obstacles - moving and stationary - which may randomly appear, much like on the field.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Interesting...||
As I recall, Koenig has averaged something in the neighborhood of 15-16 points in his last several appearances against us, so I am totally OK with that sort of production being out of Wisconsin's lineup tonight. Now, we just need to win the game.
|4 days 20 hours ago||The Safety...||
Part of me still wants to believe that Jared Allen was chasing after him to warn Orlovsky of impending danger. As in, shouting, "THE LINE! YOU'RE ABOUT TO GO OVER THE LINE!", but sadly, he could not convince our intrepid QB that peril lurked mere inches from his feet.
Then, I was sober again and 2008 hurt again.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Now, Now...||
You can't go to Bolivia just for bitching, of course.
Super salty abusive bitching, on the other hand, can possibly get one sent there and we've had that over shockingly trivial things over the years because that's basically the thematic underpinning of the entire Internet.
|5 days 11 hours ago||As A Reminder...||
As a reminder, Paul Finebaum IS on the "persona non grata" list nowadays per Seth, but I suppose since he was talking to John U. Bacon, we could possibly leave it. All the same, sadly he now knows what it is like to have a penis with an accent pretend to know something about ethics.
|5 days 14 hours ago||All I Will Say...||
All I will say is that apparently a quick 8K run in the freezing cold and I apparently miss a good opportunity to do some serious modding. Damnit.
I guess I will go back outside now, doing my best to not be distracted by all the beer chilling on the porch.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Getting There...||
Actually, that's what I am hoping begins to happen over the next several years, that the outgoing talent is the sell for the incoming talent, as it should be at least in part. If we can keep sending a dozen or more players to the combine each year, that would speak volumes about the ability of the staff to develop talent and that would be huge.