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|1 hour 15 min ago||American Gladiators...||
"American Gladiators" was admittedly a guilty pleasure of mine growing up. At least here in the Detroit area, it would rerun right after the second airing of that weeks episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", so that's usually when I would catch it. That Bob McElwee could do that and still referee NFL games was a tribute to his willingness to occasionally goof on a call on television.
|10 hours 19 min ago||You Know...|
|11 hours 59 min ago||Betamax...||
No way, man. Betamax all the way - the only problem I foresee is that it will take no less than four tapes to record the NBC Nightly News because the compression isn't too great, but if you want to be consistent with the prevailing technology in electronic news gathering about 35 years ago, that's the way to go.
|14 hours 45 min ago||I'll Give This A Go...||
5) Under, barely - I think we have several people with several hundred yards each to their name
8) Slightly over
9) Under as a baseline, but it depends on how hosed we get in a given game obviously.
10) Under, but this is me being conservative. If you include the postseason, I think 10-11 is a good baseline. Ready to be pleasantly surprised as always.
|17 hours 21 min ago||I Would Guess...||
I would guess that the person doing the downvoting either is unamused with the criticism of the apparel or would rather that everyone take this discussion over to the blog's apparel subreddit - you know, the one that doesn't exist nor can in the site's current configuration.
What I have seen of the previewed stuff so far is stuff I would pass on quite frankly, but I'll probably give MDen a look-see at the grand unveiling all the same out of curiosity regarding what we've yet to see.
|17 hours 26 min ago||What I Heard...||
I heard that they were on their way back from a punting clinic or camp in Wisconsin when this happened. Very, very tragic indeed. Cannot even imagine what their families are going through right now.
Condolences to their friends, family and respective university communities.
|22 hours 56 min ago||About That...||
Although I am not sure what is planned for the next iteration of the site (I don't remember hearing anything about drastic change or separation of forums like this), such a forum structure is definitely not supported by the current format and version of Drupal. I know there will be calls for this occasionally until we go back to non-OT mode (and we're going to experiment with better message distribution this time too), but for the time being, this particular question has been answered.
|1 day 8 hours ago||What A Jerk...||
What a jerk. I say that tomorrow he gets to wear this gem....
|1 day 11 hours ago||In The Mutara Nebula...||
Here's one of mine anyway....
|1 day 20 hours ago||The Experts...||
I think that many of the experts to which you refer have to push that as a possibility because it is still mistifying to them that someone could leave the NFL, and it hard for them to believe that any such departure may be permanent. At least, this is the narrative that they feel compelled to push - not sure if the NFL would fall in love with a story of how it has shallow, vapid people running teams and those people chase talented coaches away. Pretty sure Goodell would be on the phone about that one.
|2 days 49 min ago||Interesting Question...||
One that I find myself thinking about right away is Kraftwerk - "Trans-Europe Express", "The Man-Machine" and "Computer World" was a pretty solid three-album run if you like old school techno, or really, the music of one of the groups that invented the genre.
How about this one? They Might Be Giants - "Lincoln", Flood" and "Apollo 18" were a pretty good three-album run as well. Still find myself playing those three quite a bit even now. My son even sings "Ana Ng" to himself now.
|2 days 55 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|2 days 10 hours ago||It's So Hot...||
It's so hot that I honestly considered building a fire in the fireplace so that the house would cool down a bit. The A/C only does so much after a certain point.
I also made the mistake of doing a little mulching, and I even waited until about 7:30 PM - still pretty damn hot. The bags of mulch that I let bake in the Jeep for 4 hours? Well, my car smells a little loamy at the moment, so the windows are cracked.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I Will Say...||
Yeah, I realize that polls like this are - in the end - an attempt to make the college football news cycle last all year, but I have to say that this and other positive predictions for Michigan and its players do help me make it through the offseason with a smile about what could be rather than an angsty sort of look. There is at least that.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Basically...||
Basically, but as you will note, only about 15%-20% of Division I (and some beyond) made the cut, so there had to be some sort of early elimination process. Either way, this is going to be a long, long table of hats (should he choose in such a manner) whenever the time comes. If it is evidence of an off-kilter sense of hummor, he already fits in at Michigan.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Just Not Going Well...||
MSU Hires Sheldon White
As presented, it doesn't give people who are unfamiliar with the Lions situation or recruiting within the state of Michigan a lot of information, or at least not enough.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Very interesting breakdown actually, and kind of in line with the prevailing thinking around here, I think, at least at this point in the offseason. Also, 39 votes and 52 points makes the average raiting for Rutgers - our most important rivalry - at a solid 1.33, meaning the last place vote was possibly nearly unanimous. That's about as good a "sensibility" check as any really.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Yes Indeed...||
It always seemed like Green's time at the college level got lost in the discussion, but he was Big Ten Coach Of The Year in 1982 with Northwestern. The other thing you hear from a lot of players who played for him was that he was one of the better motivators out there too, the sort of person which isn't easy to find per se but is so valuable in a sport like football.
RIP Coach Green.
|2 days 21 hours ago||For MSU...||
I think for Michigan State fans who are being insufferable, it has to go more along the lines of the historic assessment of their school by the state of Michigan and indeed the historic attitude that the University Of Michigan has had towards that institution:
"There is an accredited land grant institution in Ingham County, you say? I did not realize this."
|2 days 21 hours ago||I never thought I would see a||
I never thought I would see a day where Maryland was getting the good end of the uniform stick, but yikes, those are terrible. I did get a kick out of the comment on the font choice though:
"Authentic Irish Pub" in suburban upstate New York lookin' ass font. Guy who has never left his hometown but never shuts up about how Irish he is ass font. This font is so dumb, if you let your eyes lose focus, the letters automatically rearrange into "You know, the Guinness they have in Ireland is different and much better than here in the US."
|2 days 23 hours ago||Finally Friday...||
This week has been a particularly trying one because of a lot of things which evade my control but somehow do not change the expectations of those who require work to be done. Between heat and thunderstorms, we've not had an extremely productive July when it comes to new work and it is sadly beginning to be felt on the phones around here. That is one of the things which make me want the weekend pretty badly right now, even to the point where I am considering ways to begin it as soon as I get through the one meeting that I need to actually be at today.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Not Saving It...||
I personally am feeling lazy tonight and not saving this one.
Brock Mealer at the national convention now. Stream on youtube.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Blowing A Load...||
I am not cleaning that shit up, man. There's a thing of Clorox wipes in the closet to the left. Whatever happened to his clothes is his own business and the only thing I can recommend is walking briskly through the hall on the way to the changing room. As a rule, we try not to blow our loads around here....on the public-facing side of the forum anyway.
|3 days 13 hours ago||It Does...||
It has the same content, but I have editing capabilities on the site ("Edit", "Delete", etc...buttons and the like) that don't exist over there. As you know, posts on the app don't always show up here, and banned users on the site can still post on the app and sometimes the replies to those people show up here and kill thread continuity. That is to say, when people get caved, they only get caved in this environment, not on the mobile one.
Semi-amusing note - I have fielded e-mails and tweets from people who didn't realize they were caved for months for that reason.
|3 days 13 hours ago||One Little Thing...||
I haven't seen the app version of this thread, nor do I particularly wish to do so, but so far so good here. Please keep it that way.
So everyone knows, if by chance there is an unfortunate remark on the app, then let me or JGB know usernames - we can't delete anything contentwise that appears over there, but Bolivia works on their site accounts all the same.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Typically...||
Usually, I can sense football by the overriding sense of dread that my wife begins to take on when she notices that most of July has been quietly ticked away on the calendar. She flips the page usually, seeing a few preseason supply runs scheduled for August, and then she looks to her right to see the schedule pinned to the refrigerator along with "leave house" times written next to the games I am attending,
|4 days 1 hour ago||Funny That You Say This...||
“There will come a day where we get to stand before the committee of infractions, which are the ones that matter, and we will be held accountable for any wrongdoing that is found, and that’s the way it should be,” Freeze said last week in Hoover.
Oooh, this is the NCAA's golden opportunity to have a "funny that you should say that" moment with Hugh Freeze. Please don't blow this, Emmert. Please don't let this man get out of mowing the lawn because he's got some stupid coaching thing on Saturday.
|4 days 13 hours ago||You Know...||
You know, I find that in the more unreasonable OSU fans - the group that includes some of the people who paint themselves in scarlet and gray and dress as if they were auditioning for the role of an alien on Star Trek - that yeah, beating them doesn't seem to silence them too much. There is simply next year then, sometimes a few choice words about officiating, but mostly "I'll get you next time, Gadget. Next time..."
|4 days 16 hours ago||Very Nice Indeed...||
It was interesting to see both the Howard and Woodson returns interlaced like that, right up to the point where they scored their respective TDs. As someone who was lucky enough to be at both games, the latter one as a student, those moments will never, ever get hold. That goes for the one-handed grab against MSU in 1997 too - a thing of beauty indeed.
|4 days 18 hours ago||At Least For Us...||
Ultimately, we have to ask ourselves whether the factors that have caused their declines over the past 15 years are structural.
I would say that a lot of Michigan's problems over that time period were structural and cultural. When you combine a growing complancency like what seemed to exist in the early 2000s with a risk-averse football philosophy and then you abandon it suddenly, then abandon that in favor of a shoddy imitation of what was originally there, you create a cultural clusterfuck inside and outside the department. That's what makes the abilities of Hackett and the imagination and charisma of Harbaugh so amazing to me on many levels, when you look at where we were just before Halloween in 2014 versus right now.