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|3 hours 4 min ago||Oh, If Only....||
Oh, if only the full song weren't such a pervasive earworm in my world....
Headin' down that highway, leavin' you behind
Hardest thing I ever had to do
Broke my heart in two, but baby pay no mind
The price for findin' me was losin' you...
|10 hours 23 min ago||I Don't Know...||
Tom Herman Sells Out O$U to Bama
I just don't think "O$U" is the vibe we're going for when we talk about rivals here. Let's strive to be at least a bit more clever than that.
|10 hours 33 min ago||There Was A Thread...||
There was a thread about this about four or five days ago, and indeed this was not the best laid plan - Hatfield was arrested following his own invented M.O., agreeing to meet at the same car wash where he had already robbed someone earlier in the day. It rather reminds me of stories like this...
|14 hours 45 min ago||And With That...||
This thread naturally comes just as I was saying in other threads that I was hopeful that the pace of these would slow significantly, but then I am just teasing the OP here....for now.
Like others, I would not mind a return to a bit of a "less is more" philosophy when it came to uniforms. Cleaner and simpler seemed to be one of the best features of the uniforms in the previous Nike era. I will say that a return to that unassuming but timelessly stylish look would not get a complaint from me.
|16 hours 12 min ago||For Now...||
For now, I think mine (and the other mods') hope is that - the future now assured - they will either slow down and become more selective or thoughtful beyond "Discuss", if not stop entirely. I guess that like everything else, it will depend on what it is, but I totally hear you on this one. For a while, the need to discuss apparel and the merits of brands was getting a little repetitive, to say the least.
|16 hours 32 min ago||And So It Begins...||
The blog is much relieved for the most part, I believe, and hopefully the threads on apparel slow down, the future settled for the time being...
|18 hours 21 min ago||You Know...||
It is this sort of logic which gives me hope that I might yet get the Wusthof cutlery for my birthday as I did explain to my wife that it was a popular brand and I considered it something that would definitely be the best for my kitchen (historically, this has led down the road to a nice card and a bag full of trinkets from the discount bin at CVS). We shall see if we are both correct, I suppose.
|22 hours 15 min ago||Long List Indeed...||
There are a few sites that I seem to always have a tab open for:
- Detroit News (for local stuff)
- NBCNews and BBC News (National / International)
- National Weather Service (because I am paranoid)
- various sports radio sites (WTKA in the morning, others in rotation in the afternoon)
Tons of sites that I visit weekly (like Amazon or TeamRankings) or monthly.
|22 hours 38 min ago||Dan Ewald...||
I was pleased to see that Dan Ewald was helping out on this one actually - I've read several of the works he has helped pen with various Detroit Tigers legends and I have definitely enjoyed those as well. Of course, Ewald worked for the team for a long time, I believe, so that level of access might have been relatively easy to get. In any case, "They Call Me Sparky" is one of the first he helped on, I believe, and it is pretty good.
*click* Just pre-ordered "Forty Years In The Big House".
|1 day 44 min ago||Even Better....||
It gets better (in a morose sort of way) - per the Newswek article that I saw the other day, this is also supposedly the first fatal encounter with an alligator in Texas in nearly two centuries (1836 was the last known fatality from an alligator, per the Houston Chronicle), and to think it happened in this fashion too - sad, but you cannot help but wonder what in blazes went through this person's mind. Yeah, there's a Darwin Award in this incident somewhere.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Yeah, But...||
A coach is supposed to move on to the next play, not fume over the previous one. Maybe the Niners would have gotten their plays in quicker if Harbaugh could have emotionally detached himself from the game.
Yeah, but if you're trying to be about football, then sometimes football is going to be a little miffed about the previous play. I don't understand how anyone would expect quiet stoicism from someone as intense as Jim Harbaugh all the time, if indeed that's what this writer is goin for as an expectation.
|1 day 11 hours ago||He's About...||
Sometimes, you simply have to introduce your work first before you go all finger guns, although fingers guns is a nice way to drive the point home regardless...
|1 day 15 hours ago||From Graham Himself...||
Someone asked and he answered - just to confirm something upthread:
|1 day 17 hours ago||Tanana's Injury...||
I believe there was an arm injury which was then subsequently aggravated by a shoulder injury in the late 1970s that in combination were the impetus for Tanana's abrupt but effective change in style. It's interesting because the Angels spent a good portion of the 70s anchored by "Tanana and Ryan and two days of cryin'" and both at the time had some of the deadliest (figuratively speaking, although woe to the person hit by one of those fastballs) stuff in the majors.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Good To Know...||
That game still ranks up there as one of those game where I think I experienced all of my so-calld "sports emotions", mostly in those last few minutes of regulation, everything from utter despair to the one where I am running around the house waking up everyone screaming after Trey's Trey. I might be tempted to relive that.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Jalepeno Burgers...||
We did burgers infused with jalepeno cheese and topped with grilled onions on a now very abused campsite grill, but man, they were good. There was also grilled corn and some spare ribs to be had as well. The ribs had been soaking in a homemade marinade since Thursday night and nearly didn't survive the trip (sudden braking on E. Arnold Lake Road near Harrison almost toppled the container). The couple we went up north with had tacos and veggie burgers. Yup.
|2 days 16 hours ago||From The USA Today Story...||
From the USA Today story upthread....
But on Thursday, Miller told The Clarion-Ledger that, in addition to the contact made by agents, he is aware of violations that occurred during Tunsil's recruitment as well, including claims of falsified academic records and gifts made by the university.
Ole Miss offering recruits the three-piece lounge suite AND the car in exchange for a commitment to their fine institution? Never have I heard such a story in the SEC....today anyway.
|2 days 19 hours ago||As Well As...||
If the statement makes you want to go four wide except with tight ends and throw screens on 3rd and 5 into decent coverage, it might be a good idea to seek some professional assistance. "Iowa Playcalling Syndrome" is a thing, you know. It is never too late....except if the full transformation into Greg Davis is now complete, that is.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Hmmmm....||
Front-paged Fourth Of July posbang?
The question is - would Brian or Seth allow it?
|3 days 1 hour ago||Have Fun, Everyone...||
Happy Independence day lakeside in Harrison, MI. I've got coffee, a protein bar and a laptop with a hotspot. 21st century camping indeed. Also, it isn't yet 9 AM and I've already been beaten rather soundly by my own daughter in poker. Still can't believe she got that straight on the first effing draw. Cheers, everyone.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Pretty Nice Weather...||
For Michigan, that was awesome weather really, the 2011 game - I think the high that day might have been 64 degrees, which is about 20 degrees above the historic average. It could be just me, but we've had a lot of milder falls in the last ten years, at least mild for the most part, so 3:30 PM in late November is certainly not the worst if you want to play a game in Ann Arbor then. Not sure if it would ever happen, of course, scheduling being what it is.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Way Late...||
Way late to this party as I am sitting in the middle of a campground, but one with a lodge that has one hell of a Wi-Fi hotspot (I am about 200 feet from it and still kicking with four bars here). In any case, very nice pickup indeed.
Welcome to Michigan, Brad Hawkins.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Eventually...||
Eventually, it makes its way to the Great Lakes, therefore East Lansing ultimately shares this treasure with the rest of one of the world's largest watersheds. How thoughtful of them indeed.
Actually, one of the times I went to see us play them in East Lansing, it was a veritable misty urine-soaked breeze up and down campus after the game. Never pee into the wind.
|4 days 2 hours ago||A Few Things...||
I've got some steaks marinating right now which, while they shall begin their journey here, will be grilled and eaten at a cabin in the woods later, and we're bringing the stuff to make jalepeno burgers, some hot dogs (Vienna too - ordered them from a place in Chicago) and a few homemade potato and macaroni salad selections. Call it my way of helping to share the cost of the cabin with the other family, providing the food as well as the booze.
|4 days 3 hours ago||It's Friday...||
More importantly, it's a company holiday and we're heading out for the 4th later today...
|4 days 3 hours ago||Quick Question...||
If the NCAA loosens its restrictions, the Big 12 would have the freedom to host a title game in Year 3 of the College Football Playoff.
But is Bowlsby certain that this is not just another means to give Baylor opportunities to inexplicably choke when it matters? I mean, not that it isn't amusing to watch, but still, part of me wants to call it the "600 yards of offense and a meltdown later" in honor of the Big 12.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Even That...||
Yeah, there are still many neighborhoods in a bad way, but even this is beginning to improve some. The commitment to demolish abandoned properties is a serious one, and that has begun to help, the city is finally getting on the case of landlords that don't give a shit, things like illegal dumping are aggressively pursued now. It's a lot of little things, but things badly needed and things which have been allowed to sit for too long. The streetlights are being fixed block by block and residents are even embracing that for the safety aspect. It is a long road, but at least it is being traveled.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Very Sad News...||
I had heard about the discovery of cancer late last year, but I don't think there was much indication of how he was doing - at least publicly - after that. Very sad news indeed.
Not only did he revamp and revolutionize a position, he was not only a lifeling employee of the organization, but an excellent ambassador for the Lions on and off the field as well.
|4 days 15 hours ago||I Will Say....||
I will say that I am beginning to believe that where others see baseball being played and discussed, Brad Ausmus sometimes sees....
|4 days 19 hours ago||I Wondered That...||
I kind of wondered that myself when I saw this thread, but if in addition to his own announcement, he wanted to also announce that Joel / Mike and the Bots were returning to television because they also could no longer let some of the movies which come out today unridiculed, I would not necessarily object to that.