maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
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|2 hours 13 min ago||About Cancer...||
Yeah, fuck cancer. I don't think there is a better expression of my disdain for it than that either.
Definitely sending some good vibes in the direction of Chad and the entire Carr family. Cannot even imagine what it is like watching your child go through this ordeal.
|12 hours 7 min ago||It Is This...||
....and it is this unknown which has me apprehensive and distracted this week so far. I may need to stop by the store on Thursday and get some supplies which contain a certain amount of alcohol just in case I don't like the answer to this mystery.
|15 hours 1 min ago||Changing Plans...||
Well, this is just lovely. I have to cancel the simple salads and waters for the luncheon where we were going to hear all about The Process, and I suppose Weingartz won't be able to to have the "Which Works Better? Les Miles Or This Toro Mulching Mower" demonstration. Damn, I know someone, somewhere will be disappointed.
|17 hours 47 min ago||To Add...||
There was a New York Times piece with a list of organizations currently operating or trying to get relief to Nepal (and I am sure it is not comprehensive), for those that want to give to other organizations in addition to what the OP has posted (and thanks for doing this, incidentally) - LINK
The listings also tell you what each group is providing or plans to provide.
|19 hours 43 min ago||Good News Indeed...||
"Publix Chicken Tender Sub University"
Glad Michigan won this one again, of course and as I see the name above, I am glad the folks down at the Publix deli counter were willing to chuck in $100 from petty cash. "Make Spencer Eat Cheese U" threw about $450 at this though, so there's some stiff competition in the middle of the pack indeed.
|22 hours 27 min ago||There Is That...||
There is that, and I have to think that Dantonio's facial expression alone and the end of the question would have made it across 1,000,000 memes by now. Of course, given that it might be the same expression that is in 1,000,000 memes already, it would be difficult to tell from that alone, I suppose.
|23 hours 4 min ago||Good Luck To Him...||
There was some chatter on the board last week about this being a possibility, but here's the official announcement. His is a truly unbelieveable story with unfathomable loss, but one of recovery and - ultimately - realizing his dream to be in a game at Crisler donning the maize and blue.
As others have said, it is very selfless of him to agree to this, but it is great that he will continue to contribute to the team and be active in the program. It is another chapter and hopefully an excellent one for Hatch.
|1 day 20 min ago||Wait A Minute...||
I am curious as to which Zelda because if it was Ocarina Of Time, I have always wondered what the Windmill music sounds like when one is on something. It was maddening enough sober and made for a terrible earworm, but I was always timid because some place like the Shadow Temple seems like it would be virtually impossible in an altered state....or it could be hilarious. Maybe I should fire up the version downloaded to the Wii when I get home today.
|1 day 11 hours ago||PSD...||
The 2015 guide listed end zone seats at $75 for PSD for end zone seats and as much as $200 for the "blue" seats, as I recall, so if that's what they are discussing in your message, essentially that price range would get you somewhere between abotu the 10 and the end zone on either side of the stadium save for the student section at that particular level. I could be misremembering though - admittedly, that paperwork is in my desk drawers at work.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 15 hours ago||Interesting Article...||
It was built off the former Chicago Bear defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan 46 defense philosophy, to create as many one-on-one blocks at the point of attack as possible, and just coach your players up on the back end better than your opponent."
As I recall, the 46 would load up the weak side and create a situation where you've got the center and OGs covered by both DTs and a defensive end in what is essentially a base 4-3 with minor modifications. You move the WLB and SLB to the weakside and put the MLB about where they would normally be (at least on some plays). The backfield gets pick of the litter, if you will, on receivers. Of course, against straight spread teams, this probably doesn't work all that well, but then you don't see anything like the 46 that much now (probably a good reason to use it if any - I mean, who the hell saw it coming?).
|1 day 15 hours ago||About This...||
But is Keystone actually beer in the conventional sense, or is it someone's off-kilter conception of Glaceau Vitamin Water? I've heard several theories on this and have always been confused regarding it. I see Keystone sold at my local Meijer but I never see anyone actually buy it, after all.
|1 day 23 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair, of course, the flood of five stars likely would not have been an immediate effect anyway, but the foundation is being laid for something along those lines to potentially occur down the road through everything that is happening at present. The most amazing thing to me is that it requires little to no extra effort on the part of Jim Harbaugh - this is him simply being who he is and what he is.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Good Win...||
Great game, good win and hopefully they can ride that back here to Detroit on Monday and take the series.
As for drinking, Weihenstephaner (I bought rather a lot of it on the last foray to the store) and, at the moment, the new episode of "Orphan Black". Highly recommend this series if you've not seen any of it yet.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I'll Answer...||
In no particular order:
1) Major League Baseball
2) college football
3) college baksetball
4) pro football
|2 days 14 hours ago||Eleven Swans...||
It would be years before I actively contributed, but the first time I found MGoBlog was mere moments after the "Eleven Swans" post hit the blog (as it was at the time anyway). That stirred rather a lot of MGoMemories actually - thanks for reconnecting all of us with that.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Obligatory....|
|2 days 17 hours ago||The Offer Sheet...||
The OP was not kidding at all when it comes to the offer sheet - comprehensive list HERE, for those interested.
Around 30% of the schools in Division I offered this kid, including Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, and Wisconsin as well as Michigan in the Big Ten.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Down For Now....||
Way OT: Personal call for help
Without much more information for the GoFundMe, the trend of pushback on this was probably going to grow and if it is legitimate, it probably wasn't the reaction the OP was expecting and it probably is better to remove the thread in that regard. That being said, if it is legitimate and you can come back with a much more detailed description of what has occurred and what the goals are, I bet this is much better received. Don't take it personally, OP - the story was very moving, but I don't know that the MGoBoard is always the most appropriate forum.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Speaking Of This...||
A system whereby football rivalry trophies could be transferred in other sports would be interesting, and indeed, the Jug probably does miss Ann Arbor since it maintains an apartment here historically and probably would like to commence spring cleaning at this point in the season (as well as pay some back rent).
|3 days 56 min ago||I Don't Know...||
I will admit that this makes me curious to see what they'll do with Will Smith and Margot Robbie, for starters, considering they'll be Deadshot and Harley Quinn respectively. I think this might be the first reveal on what the makeup for "Suicide Squad", and it is definitely not what I was assuming - I'll put it like that.
|3 days 11 hours ago||If I May Say...||
If I may say, it is taking rather a lot of Weihenstephaner to get through the Tigers game, so if the modding gets a little inconsistent, that would be why. I ran out of the Weissbier, now just working my way through the "Original Premium", as it is labelled. Very good either way, just a little miffed that the store was out of Paulaner or Franziskaner Weissbier.
|3 days 11 hours ago||If I Had To Guess...||
If I had to guess, I would guess Parrises Squares, even though ST:TNG and later series never really made the rules precisely clear even though it sounded interesting enough just based on the anecdotes they would work in to scenes in Ten Forward or other places where folks would congregate.
If the NCAA - in a fashion true to its form - would be persuaded to make a go of lawn darts or marbles, that would be acceptable, except I have this image of groups like the Orange Pride getting rather friendly with top-rated marbles recruits.
|3 days 14 hours ago||The Denver Post...||
The Denver Post has some slightly more detailed coverage here, which they seem to be updating - LINK
Some detail that I didn't see in the USA Today piece unless I missed it:
The fraternity said it expelled three of its members Friday, and that it had hired an independent investigator.
The fraternity has also been out there - per this article - saying they will deal with others should additional names turn up in the investigation.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Of Course...||
Of course, to save a bit of cash, Magnum could always ask Higgins if it would be alright to put MagnUM up in the main house for the weekend. Not sure how to monitor the Ferrari in that scenario, of course, but as long as he doesn't sic Zeus and Apollo on anyone, I think it would go rather smoothly.
|3 days 18 hours ago||About That...||
I still think conference rules in the SEC require that you be within 50 miles of - in this instance - Tuscaloosa for this to be a realizable possibility. The larger point, of course, is that - as a Big Ten fan - you can set up shop wherever and, as we have seen from the ExposureU documents out so far, invite Saban to be the keynote speaker at the, um, session.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Interesting Article...||
Another student-athlete who was enrolled at another institution and was not named in the SI article reported that he had sexual activity with a woman (during) his official visit. The young lady was not a member of Orange Pride, although the prospect assumed that a coaching staff member arranged it.
Not sure why one would assume this unless the recruiting coordinator pulled up in a 1976 Eldorado and gave a rather painfully clear and vivid rundown of what would happen should certain parameters of the visit be violated.
In any case, as others have said, it is a shame the NCAA is what it is....unless there are bagels or other side items from your normal continental breakfast involved. Then you have to pay the $5 or so for what you consumed over and above the allowed amount or you're done with sports.
|3 days 18 hours ago||A Little Harbaugh...||
We were actually being somewhat Harbaugh in one regard before it was cool over in my neck of the woods. The regional productivity numbers are sent out and/or posted every month - names and number of work orders and total task completed - for all to see. The transparency creates a spirited but friendly competition among groups and really helps customer satisfaction in a way, as odd as this sounds.
|3 days 20 hours ago||From A Mod Standpoint...||
From a mod standpoint, it works out partly because a fair number of people actually roll with the board first and the front page as time permits (I am in that group), so there are enough people that get the information here to warrant keeping a good portion of the threads which technically overlap front page content. Also, the discussion tends to be broarder here on most topics (on the board, that is), so there is that to consider too and as JGB mentioned, the audience is different here - in fact, I would say that the front page and the board itself have had sufficient divergent evolution over time that they are almost sites unto themselves in some resepcts.
One other thing to consider is that content rolls off the front page faster at certain times of the year than it does on the board, making the board arguably more convienient for some folks.
|3 days 20 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
I don't know that I would summarily include Derek Mason in Bolivia only because Vanderbilt needs some hope and they've historically not done much (or been able to do much) to hurt anyone from a football standpoint. Still, they are in the SEC, so point taken in that regard - if the Oversigh Committee makes future camps a non-starter because such inequities offend the SEC, then yeah, that whole conference can take a long walk off a short pier.