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|38 min 34 sec ago||Very Nice Indeed...||
Well, I should not have watched that with two hours yet left in my workday. I am now officially too hyped up to continue doing meaningful work-related things now.
Time to attack the rest of the day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind, I would think. I shall start by plowing right through this hugh cubicle wall that passes for an office.
|2 hours 20 min ago||End Of The Day...||
But the time is coming when the SEC, which showed a total competitive disadvantage with its seven straight national championships, needs to back off and either join the fun or leave the fight.
At the end of the day, there is this.
In an environment in the southeastern US where you seem to have an entire conference of schools that are suspicious - and rightfully so typically - of each others' motives on just about every decision, and yet those schools can stil perform at a rather high level, then I really don't get the basis for their argument. Saban said, "We have a lot of crazy rules"....well, this is your rule, you likely wouldn't be able to get the votes to stop it, and the problem is cultural in the SEC, at least at its center. Examine yourself first, I would say...and I would say it and be laughed off the stage down there, of course.
|6 hours 9 min ago||Great Story...||
Norton and Summers will return to Michigan soon, where Norton will continue to rehab. He said a year ago that he could only take a few steps using a walker and couldn’t balance by himself for more than a few seconds. Now he’s measuring his distance by yards (up to 60 or so per session) and minutes (10 minutes standing on his own). (Remember, doctors initially gave him only about a 3% chance of ever moving below the neck again.)
Like others, I remember the moment before the UConn game in 2010 as well and I was among those who failed to keep their eyes dry. This is a greaty story as well though and yet another tribute to the work of Mike Barwis. Hopefully, this kid is walking even farther and even stronger as time goes on.
|6 hours 36 min ago||That report, however, has||
That report, however, has never been made public; instead, the top judge on the ethics committee, the German Joachim Eckert, released a summary of the report. In it, he declared that while violations of the code of ethics had occurred, they had not affected the integrity of the vote.
So, overt attempts to steer the vote in a particular direction do not necessarily affect the integrity of the vote? I am shocked that FIFA just didn't say, "Your larger point being what?" in this portion of their own inquiry.
|7 hours 45 min ago||This Thread...||
A plea for all of my mgobrothers re: nike Adidas and apparel
Now, now....I am just disappointed no one agreed with me that we should go with Johnston & Murphy for the shoes.
*said by someone wearing retro Onitsuka shoes at his desk*
|7 hours 51 min ago||The Ominous Sign...||
Obviously there's nothing official yet and any changes would come at the end of Adidas' contract term if indeed they came at all, but the most ominous thing to me when it came to the future of Adidas in Ann Arbor was that the highlights of the proposal - posted a few days ago - contained what seemed like numerous concessions. It seemed clear that, in a straight up battle, they were not winning the argument at that moment.
|7 hours 55 min ago||Perhaps The Most Relevant...||
Perhaps the most relevant passage in the oh-so-vast NCAA Handbook:
22.214.171.124 Off-Campus Room and Board Stipend.
If a student-athlete lives and eats in noninstitutional facilities, the institution may provide the student-athlete an amount equal to the institution’s official on-campus room allowance as listed in its catalog, the average of the room costs of all of its students living on campus or the cost of room as calculated based on its policies and procedures for calculating the cost of attendance for all students. The institution also may provide the student-athlete an amount that is equivalent to an on-campus 7-day or 21-meal board plan or the cost of meals as calculated based on its policies and procedures for calculating the cost of attendance for all students, excluding those meals provided as part of the training table. Meals provided on the training table shall be deducted at the regular cost figure from such a student-athlete’s board allowance.
|18 hours 43 min ago||My Two Cents...||
How about we reinvent what "family-friendly" actually means? For example, anything by Sidney Lumet, although I would be partial to "Network". We could extend the Paddy Chayefsky theme and show "Altered States" after "Network" too. Alternatively, "Airplane!" or "Caddyshack" would not be terrible options, although if my wife is any indication, the kids won't be seeing either for a while.
|21 hours 46 min ago||I Like This...||
I will say this - I like this, and I think it would be cool if we could get Rockapella to make some minor alterations to their rather famous intro music to Carmen Sandiego to accommodate the show that will undoubtedly follow. Well, it could end up simply being the new "Countdown To Kickoff" music too.
|23 hours 5 min ago||Some View...||
Those in the area, which will include bleacher-style seating, will get a close-up view of Lions player leaving and entering the locker room.
So, since you're paying for this experience potentially, do they throw in - free of charge, mind you - some dude trying to sell timeshares, doing his best to convince you that your equity will go through the roof? I mean, if you want my money, just say so.
|23 hours 11 min ago||I Had Thought...||
I had thought it was something about how the software came to the conclusion that Canadian postal codes - by virtue of their alphanumeric format - constituted an attempt at hacking, but then I could have been quite tipsy at the time the initial explanation for the problem was fronted as well. It is difficult to tell.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Interesting Quote...||
So returning to Edison that Sunday, Tyus Battle decided to get it all over with. He says the Michigan winters and being far from home are the "sacrifices" that come with "finding the perfect fit."
That's an interesting aspect of his decision though, and I am glad that he sees it as such. The winters can be harsher in Michigan than really any place he could have gone save for maybe Syracuse, but I like that his seeming immediate draw to the team and Beilein led the way here.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Alas Too Late...||
Well, I was going to say something about "depth", but I missed the initial error of "OB", so saying we have nice depth at this position probably could have been taken in some unfortunate ways. That being said, I am slightly pissed that I was not here to be able to make that line funny somehow.
In all seriousness, it seems that where we had a real problem before, we now have a nice problem. I like that much better.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Now You Know...||
How You Like Me Now?
I think the board gave a sufficient answer to this question at 39 downvotes and increasing.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Well, OK...||
Well, OK....but only if we can turn right around as a crowd and sing "Muskrat Love" while donning captain hats because if we're going to do something like this, we're going to really just go ahead and do it, I would think.
|1 day 18 hours ago||If We Go Python...||
If a few of us are going to go with answers from Monty Python, I want to throw "Hide And Seek" in as a possibility. It's even relatively cheap if we don't do the worldwide version, but then it wouldn't be nearly as dramatic.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Sports Business Daily...||
Sports Business Daily has a short writeup here - LINK. This might be the one the OP is referencing, but I did want to at least put the article in the thread.
As for having to look at Millen on BTN, all I can say is that this will be emotionally difficult for me as a Lions fan even though I could use a break from Glen Mason.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Thank You, Sir...||
First and foremost, thank you for your service to this nation.
Also, thank you for sharing that article - you're right that it probably wouldn't get to MGoBlog unless someone posted it as you have, but all the same it was quite moving and a reminder of what today is in fact about.
|2 days 7 hours ago||About This...||
Yeah, I can't wait for handshakes which are as awkward as they are somehow epic. I have a feeling that we're in for a few of those and I am intrigued by how they will turn out.
I like this question actually, in other words. It may not stand a good chance of getting a direct answer, but I like it.
|2 days 7 hours ago||100 Days...||
Man, 100 days seems like forever when it comes to waiting for the season to start, although that's probably because I am particularly excited to see this one start. That isn't something I've been able to say with much conviction for a couple years at least. Sadly, I don't get to start the Harbaugh era in person until the second game of the season, but I'll definitely be there via television.
|2 days 7 hours ago||He'd Get Help...||
For the Bob Newhart fans on the board, you know exactly what I am talking about here...
|2 days 16 hours ago||It's something the SEC||
It's something the SEC doesn't allow its own coaches to do elsewhere, though that is subject to change if the SEC fails to get the practice banned. - SEC stance on satellite camps
But I thought Mark Richt believed that it might be too cold up here in the June or July timeframe? This change might be worth monitoring for climatological reasons alone.
|2 days 16 hours ago||All I Can Say Is...||
All I can say is that errors that take fice minutes are the worst. I can't believe myself when I make them.
In all seriousness, if there is such a thing in this thread, I have some Sheffield's Tawny Port sitting on the desk as I sort of watch episodes of "Cheers" and type.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Good News Indeed...||
...and the hits continue to come indeed for Michigan athletics today. Well done indeed.
Between baseball and this, even if you didn't know what was going on, the hashtag #HarbaughEffect would probably be all you needed to know.
In all seriousness though, congratulations to the rowing team!
|3 days 51 min ago||Great Win...||
....and now, Omaha. Go Blue!
|3 days 2 hours ago||I Agree With This...||
I actually agree with that though and I have told people similar things in the past. The Lake Huron side is great for plopping down a fishing pole and spending a day polishing off some beer or however you want to take it easy and relax. The Lake Michigan side is much more active and possibly the better side to be if you've got kids. As someone mentioned upthread, there is a nice selection of mini-golf in and around Traverse City and my kids and I have done that tour, but Sleeping Bear Dunes are over there, winery tours and numerous other activities.
A lot of it depends on what you want out of the time.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Emotionally Jarring...||
Well, certainly the most emotionally jarring day for me thus far in life - if this counts as extreme somehow - was probably the day one of my sisters died back in 2012. She had been having issues with drugs really since high school and despite numerous attempts to help her over the years, my parents and others could never get her to stay clean for very long.
She did die of an overdose - people who say "cocaine is a hell of a drug" are right, especially when you were doing Special K and downing some Jack for good measure. What makes it emotionally extreme is that A) it was my parents who found her, and B) at no point despite it all did losing a sibling cross my mind because as troubled as she was, I was still hopeful she could get out of it.
I was as shocked as I was saddened that I suddenly found myself the oldest brother of one and that my parents had to face the one thing I am sure they never cosidered - outliving one of their own children. October 10th, 2012 i s perhaps the most extreme day of my life on an emotional level, I suppose.
My surviving sister, whose work some of you know from cons or the Internet, actually have begun to outline a book on what it is like to live with some who has addiction issues of that scale, and from such a young age. Catharsis, if you will, and much needed.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Legends Football League...||
I could be wrong, but didn't Toledo have a team for a couple years? The Crush was their name, I believe, and it was only at the beginning of this year that they decided to find another market in Ohio. There are only a half dozen teams or so currently active, I think, but tons of ones that were flashes in the pan of varied length.
|3 days 17 hours ago||For A First...||
For a first post, it's a very good one and a very nice reminder, so many kudos to you.
Also, the 1980s on SNL were indeed a very nice time - if your second thread was about that, that wouldn't be a bad followup at all as there are plenty of people on the board who undoubtedly remember them.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Also Remember....||
We should also remember that the football program's profits - which are significant - are used to fund a lot of other sports and activities inside the athletic department, so even then we cannot pretend that the loss of $4,000,000 is a pittance. It might not affect football too much, but some of those programs that rely largely on that money might face issues. It's something to consider anyway.
Also, as a general note to the board...*puts on mod cap*....some people may not be familiar with the Teddy Blanks stuff, but yeah, moving forward, try to avoid posting it. There is a history there.