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|1 hour 47 min ago||Interesting Choice...||
Rather an interesting choice, but alas his call. It will be odd to see him in a non-Michigan uniform in the Big Ten, but all the same, I wish him well at Indiana. With any luck, the calves will distract Crean for a sufficient amount of time that some nets may be saved from an otherwise unfortunate fate.
|3 hours 28 min ago||Not Only That...||
It's not only that he doesn't have a seatbelt on, how do you explain to the maintenance supervisor back at the garage at end of shift (or after the tow, whichever happened) that you suddenly had this thought about how you could "turn the living shit out of the bus"? I would have loved to sit in on the after action review for that one.
|7 hours 29 min ago||Just A Note...||
I can leave this up for a bit in case anyone is in fact interested, but generally the "kiosk" stuff isn't long for the world around here. I do agree with others though - if we could ever get a side board going for OT, a "situations wanted" section wouldn't be a bad addition either, or indeed this stuff could be part of that.
|7 hours 57 min ago||Interesting Development...||
I guess the question now is this - who will deny the obvious and fill the world sports media with incredible amounts of cognitive dissonance now?
In all seriousness though, I will be very intrigued to see where FIFA goes from here, if indeed it is ever possible to nudge them in a new direction (which, yeah....the money too). That might take a cultural revolution in the sport at large perhaps.
|8 hours 17 min ago||Interesting News...||
So, that free PS4 with the pruchase of two Cokes is a go, right? This might actually work out for me, if that happens. Now, if they would just move the damn noodle, I might be able to park a little closer to the store. Actually, of all the companies he could move to, this one seems....fitting to his talents somehow.
|14 hours 29 min ago||About These...||
There are sadly only two ways to do this:
1) Sometimes, someone will just get blocked and their posts remain visible but their ability to post ends.
2) Other times, it's bad enough that caving them - making their posts invisible as well as ending their ability to post - is more time efficient than deleting specific offensive posts.
The second method makes a mess of threads on occasion, but sometimes it's just better to risk that than let the trolling / abuse / etc... continue.
|1 day 47 min ago||As A Note...||
I am making my family watch this game, incidentally. Quite excited to see if softball can win it all this season.
So far, my daughter - who has been thus far indifferent to sports save for basketball - is watching intently.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Probably That...||
Per the last figures that I saw, FS1 coverage still leaves out about 30% or so of US television subscribers depending on the provider, and I believe that if you are in most of the international markets that FS1 used to inhabit, you were out of luck sometime last year when a majority of those contracts expired. It is not inconceivable that someone would not have it.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Regarding This...||
I admit, I laughed...
|1 day 7 hours ago||Embeds For The OP...||
Round 1 (last June):
Round 2 (this week):
|1 day 8 hours ago||Although...||
If we're going to have good news in droves, we may as well take a cue from the offbeat but amusing campaign of Pennsylvania's DOT:
|1 day 10 hours ago||Not Galloway...||
I guess my question then is that if we're going to get Joey Galloway on CFB Final, does that mean that we'll turning away at the point where he begins to talk about the things that he'd like to do to Brutus Buckeye that are likely still technically illegal in some states? Every time Urban Meyer is interviewed, will a stagehand have to produce a bottle of Eucerin and some latex gloves? How bad will this get?
|1 day 14 hours ago||That Tall, Eh?||
I mean, it's obviously the inferior water I drank as a kid, or so I assume. Here I am, making my final approach to 40 years old and all I could manage is 5'9", and like I tell my wife, it is funny to run into kids not even half your age but apparently already twice your height. Yeah, there will likely be no problems seeing the field on every play for him.
That being said, the last name "Leach" - even if not related - is still a definite plus.
|1 day 21 hours ago||This Team...||
This team seems like they've only gotten better under Bakich and this run confirms that, in my opinion. A battle hard fought indeed and I think they come back bigger and more bad, if you will, next season. The future does indeed look bright for Michigan baseball.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Let's Do This...||
Pizza is officially sanctioned by some of the highest authorities, after all...
Congratulations to Coach Hutchins and the team!
|2 days 3 hours ago||Although...||
Although I will say that it is a nice problem to have, both for Michigan athletics and the board at large, to have two teams to discuss in-depth as we head into June now. We talk football and basketball a lot here regardless of performance, but it's awesome to see Michigan softball and baseball and several other sports performing at a high level as well.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I Will Say...||
Given what is happening outside my window right now, I would definitely rather be at this game. The mid-60s seems warm in comparison to the breezy 50 degrees we've got at the moment. Also, it would mean not having to watch things float down your street.
|2 days 13 hours ago||About That...||
Eh, the Tigers team ERA - while not terribly impressive by league standards at 3.85 - is good enough to at least sit in the middle of the AL rankings. Same thing with batting average against at .254 - it is near the middle of the rankings. What I find kind of interesting is that they are second in innings pitched in the AL at 453.0 and tied for second in the AL in quality starts at 28, but yet they are near the bottom when measured on strikeouts as well as walks - they don't serve up very many of either of these.
The stats are confounding and the results are equally so thus far.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Blue Moon...||
I am going with Blue Moon as I sit herw and watch "Orphan Black" and watch the torrential rains roll in per the forecast for SE Michigan. We could get something in upwards of 3 inches or so by tomorrow afternoon, and while that's nothing in comparison to what other parts of the country are experiencing, it is still pretty limiting. I needed to do so much more weeding than I did today.
|3 days 4 hours ago||About Crean...||
I will say, Tom Crean using "out to get some milk" as an excuse to stop by somewhere and butt in on a game of football (or basketball...or indeed chess, Risk, cribbage, etc...). That seems rather true to the man's strange character. Actually, I wonder if he uses that on the recruiting trail, knocking on doors and saying, "Hi, I am Tom Crean. I was just checking out the selection of fresh greens at the market down the street and I couldn't help but notice that your son is on the Rivals 150...."
|3 days 6 hours ago||I'll Play...||
I would probably have not bowed to practicality and funding issues and gone to medical school rather than business school. I always dreamed of being a psychiatrist, specializing in dealing with forensic psychiatry in particular. I was always fascinated by the prospect of having my own run-in with a Hannibal-type dude, if you will.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Best Guess...||
It was probably in the string of much saltier (and over the top, from one person) trolling that eventually was deleted to discourage one person from trolling further. Needless to say, that person made a further bad decision and is spending time thinking about it in Bolivia now. Sometimes, other posts are sadly collateral damage in efforts to excise the larger problem.
|3 days 13 hours ago||That Reminds Me...||
I had questions about that last night myself, but then I realized how it usually happens. Years ago, you see, on a segment of "Headlines" on "The Tonight Show", one of them happened to be something like "Blind Cabbie Forced To Abandon Driving" and all Leno could say is that finally he could return to his day job as an umpire. That sounds about right to me.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Shortcomings Of E-Mail....||
"Would you like me to respond to this or do you want to handle it?" - from the Missouri Director Of Softball Operations, after the "ethics" e-mail
Here again, we see one of the shortcomings of e-mail and why wandering into this territory - the things that might land you in employee or labor relations - is probably a good face-to-face, or minimally an over-the-phone opportunity.
Hesse shouldn't have gone the ethics route and in a professional setting, even if that e-mail is sent, let the people in your department whose daily life is smoothing out the shortsightedness of others handle the reply. Replying yourself, especially if you're deeply and personally offended as Earleywine was definitely won't help. I don't blame him for being pissed, of course - maybe there are e-mails missing here, but those accusations seemed to come from nowhere.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Very Nice...||
I wish more of this would happen downriver where I am, but as someone who grew up in the maze of subdivisions that snake between Saline and Ann Arbor, I shall be increasing my number of visits to the old stomping grounds now. Always up for the opportunity to sample beer.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Congratulations, Sir...||
My MGoAvatar will do a little dance for you and I shall raise a glass in your honor!
|4 days 3 hours ago||Good News...||
Willkommen in Ann Arbor, Moritz!
Good news on a Friday evening and I am rather excited to see Wagner contribute to the Wolverines. My mother - German herself - was quite excited, to the point where she phoned me to tell me.
|4 days 5 hours ago||We Did...||
As part of the "Main Street Fairness" legislation, as it was called, online retailers will be required to collect and then remit Michigan's sales tax starting on October 1st. I believe Amazon is included in that as well actually. I know Overstock has a warehouse here in the state, but I didn't know that Amazon did (the only way they would be able to suject Amazon to this, I believe). I couldn't find a comprehensive list of retailers affected though.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Come On, Nebraska...||
You're better than this...
|4 days 7 hours ago||Even Better...||
What are the odds that - in the commission of this act - his facial expression will not change in an observable way? We are talking about someone whose face would quite literally shatter if he ever could be bothered to smile, of course.