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|8 hours 13 min ago||Because Of This Afternoon...||
I feel like I must give that mod speech again:
"The most fundamental principle of decent, civilized behavior is....don't break into my car."
|10 hours 7 min ago||OK, I Admit It....||
I chuckled when I saw this reply. I wonder if Harbaugh would too....
|12 hours 59 min ago||Totally Deserved...||
Totally deserved - two players whose resumes speak for themselves - and great selections indeed.
What is that now, about 10 members from the 2002 Red Wings in the Hall?
|13 hours 11 min ago||Wow...||
According to police, Thompson pulled out a wooden board while Halley grabbed a small pocket knife. Thompson then walked away and brought back a 15-inch knife. He allegedly swung the knife at Halley, causing three lacerations across his torso.
Holy crap....and over the amount of spice in a gumbo recipe that wasn't their own, from from the sound of it. Absolutely senseless indeed. I will never, ever understand what drives some people to die on hills such as these, if you will, and commit violent acts over something so trivial.
|13 hours 22 min ago||Interesting Development...||
The left-handed golfer is known for rarely shying away from a money match, and his affinity for sports gambling is no secret, either. In 2001, he was reprimanded by the PGA Tour after winning $500 from Mike Weir in the players' lounge at the NEC Invitational: Mickelson had wagered $20 at 25-1 odds that Jim Furyk would hole a bunker shot.
For some reason, I remember hearing about this back then but not thinking about it much at the time. As the article says though, he's put down larger sums on the Super Bowl and other events - it would be interesting to know exactly what the Tour's rules are in this area though, betting on sports that aren't yours.
|14 hours 53 min ago||Interesting News...||
But who will we have chanting the trusted old "Possessio Subtractorum" spell on the side of the court now? I admit that I will miss the speculation on what sort of sorcery specifically designed to turn any game into a 10-possession game for an opponent will come from his bench, what sort of hexes will be deployed to make sure all threes are contested, and the like.
|17 hours 54 min ago||Some Numbers...||
Some of the highlights from the box score:
Thomas Wilcher had 22 attempts for 74 net yards and 2 rushing TDs. The other rushing TD was scored, of course, by Jim Harbaugh, who gained 12 yards on 7 attempts on the ground. Wilcher's totals alone match Wisconsin's entire production for the day incidentally.
In the air, Harbaugh was 15-24 for 310 yards and 1 TD, caught by Gerald White. Of note, Harbaugh's longest pass that day went for 62 yards (I think McMurtry caught that one).
|20 hours 12 min ago||Time To Go Perhaps...||
Your feelings if Michigan signs with Nike
This didn't seem to go very well.
*sings* Feelings, nothing more than feelings.....
*shows self out*
|1 day 9 hours ago||Quick Question...||
So, should we run a little book on type of pitch and general location then? I am thinking Harbaugh is a fan of the "blow it by them" sort of fastball, maybe a little tailing action to keep it away from left-handed batters.
In all seriousness, I like that Harbaugh makes himself available for things like this as time permits. He really does like that contact with the community.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Some Good Ones...||
Liked the entry for Kansas:
You don’t become the largest producer of sunflowers by sitting on your ass. Or do you? Agriculture seems complicated.
The knock on Maryland's accent was amusing too:
To really understand it you should either read James Michener’s epic novel Chesapeake, or just start putting Old Bay on everything and developing an uncomfortably strong attachment to Cal Ripken Jr.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Although...||
I will say, however, that I would have to imagine that most bagmen would not be so indiscrete as to use a medium which could be traced. Then again, these are the same people who drive around with team gear and decals all over their personal vehicle, doing things in public which scream "violation" sometimes, so maybe I am giving them too much credit.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Sometimes, It Works...||
You know, when I am working these storms, the relative lack of updates and subsequent activity actually work out for me in the few moments I have in these times to actually read and mod around here. That, and this tends to be a period where sometimes a new thread will not appear for a good 12 hours (late June into July), so it isn't all that shocking.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Interesting Development...||
Considering the result of last year's game, would it not be more appropriate for Texas A&M to sell a shirt that was more...well...."OK, we think we've figured out this how to score on Alabama thing, folks." I mean, measured steps, right?
|2 days 7 hours ago||I Remember That...||
The A-Train had 3 TDs in that game, and I think Justin Fargas had the other one on the ground. Brady and Henson threw 1 TD each, but both were caught by David Terrell. I will say that it was a nice feel-good game coming off the Notre Dame and Syracuse ("Will someone for the love of Pete tackle Donovan McNabb?") games.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Taking It Easy...||
I am continuing on with the Blue Moon Wite IPA tonight, but keeping the actual volume of drinking to a minimum as more than likely I will be working tomorrow, at least for part of the day, now that we're officially in "storm mode" here in our service territory. The good news is that I get paid for the work at least, though of course at this moment I am not on duty (otherwise, the IPA could be an issue).
|2 days 15 hours ago||Good To Hear...||
As a lot of people said yesterday, there had to be another side to this - it simply did not sound like something Jim Harbaugh and his staff would do, at least not quite as it was presented by Pipkins' statements (though I can see Harbaugh suggesting the medical here - the injury history alone might give some pause anyway). It is good to see this coming from inside the program and from someone who provides leadership on the team as well.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Alternatively...||
...or those who are held in high esteem by most conventional measurements of relative regard as it pertains to recruiting. Either way.
We could use a WR yet in the class - I don't think, and I could be wrong, that we've got anyone specifically to play WR to this point (key word being "specifically").
|2 days 17 hours ago||Not His M.O....||
If the story had been about a recent rash of net thefts or someone who was hauled away shouting that Indiana's season had been rife with "moral victories" and he didn't care particularly what you thought of it, maybe that would have been more within the modus operandi of Tom Crean.
|2 days 19 hours ago||All I Can Say Is...||
All I can say is that Tim Biakabatuka had Longueuil speed, but of coruse he was a running back so it's rather different.
What I am rather intrigued to see is how being in the Quebec CEGEP system will mesh with the requirements for Michigan. I don't know that we've taken someone straight out of such a school yet.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Not The Best Place...||
OT - Opinions please
This one might be outside of even the offseason OT boundaries as asking for opinions on someone's singing seems like it crosses that "kiosk" line. Also, without the videos, it's impossible to give an opinion anyway.
|3 days 8 hours ago||The Play Itself...|
|3 days 11 hours ago||And Then...||
Yup, and then the rest of the season felt like....
|3 days 11 hours ago||A Bit Different...||
I am trying out the Blue Moon White IPA and it is actually quite good, and as it is pizza night and I am the only one here, I am going to pair it with a pizza of my choosing as well. Actually, I hope it arrives soon as everyone is supposed to be back around 7 PM and I did order it during the busiest time on Friday evening. Still, for now, cheers, folks.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Minor Note...||
As a minor note, please try to at least build some cache on the board before you go the "ass clown" route. If you're not a frequent poster, that's not necessarily a good go-to move (let's put a number on it - 5,000 points and you're allowed an "ass clown" but use it wisely, preferably in a way that is humorous too), although if you had read the article, you would find that the thread title is a good summation of Pipkins' feelings on the situation.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Agreed...||
Espcially when you look at it relative to the general competitiveness of teams within each conference, the Big Ten East is getting to a point where it is almost as stacked as the SEC West and arguably every bit as top-heavy with perennial favorites to win the division. It will be interesting to redo this comparison in a few years to see how much closer they are, I think.
|3 days 19 hours ago||A Little Cleanup...||
Per a request, some backend cleanup of OT threads that may be pushing it a bit (plus stuff that probably falls int othe "kiosk" category):
OT – Shaving!
OT: Sports Bar in Pinehurst, NC
OT(h) -(Oh the Humanity) Nickelback cancels North American Summer Tour
That last one because Nickelback, that's why.
|3 days 21 hours ago||It's Friday....||
It's finally Friday - I will say, standing in for another supervisor and your own manager leads to some rather interesting moments throughout the day, but fortunately, there are only eight more hours until I can enjoy a nice reset before a short week next week. I need a few days where I can say to myself -
|4 days 8 hours ago||Too Many To List...||
I never feel comfortable with naming a favorite because there are always so many good ones in categories like this, but I was reminded of a great one by Bob Newhart earlier:
"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'."
|4 days 10 hours ago||Final Mock Submissions...||
SI had the Pistons with Stanley Johnson at the 8th overall. Interestingly, there was some Twitter noise about Mario Hezonja falling to the Pistons, even some active moves to make sure that might happen. Rather intrigued by what might happen in this, our first SVG draft in Detroit.
|4 days 12 hours ago||The Hits Continue...||
I am starting to wonder if there has been another team in the recent past that has had a month quite as active and quite as successful as this one seems to have been for Harbaugh and Michigan. Great pick up indeed, and as a minor note, there are still a few days left in the month of June.
Welcome to Michigan, Ron Johnson.