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|8 hours 38 min ago||My Two Cents...||
Well, as my father still likes to tell people (as he told me and my sister as we embarked on this parent thing) - "Parenthood is the best job you're never prepared for".
That's actually true. I guess if there is an initial bit of advice to give, it's just to embrace your now expanded family and enjoy it. That, and get some sleep now if possible, because sleep might become precious and valuable for a while.
|10 hours 42 min ago||I Shouldn't Say This...||
I probably should not say this as a moderator, but posts like this make me smile sometimes because whereas some may take this as a teachable moment, others would see such a thing and use it as a chance to flame out in a rather amusing fashion.
|16 hours 12 min ago||The Rome Trip...||
We have youth clinics for American football. We're going to visit with refugees. We're going to take a cooking class. Going to an Opera. We're gonna of course watch the movie Gladiator while we're there.
This sounds like a lot of fun up to and including watching "Gladiator" in Rome. I am now actually really jealous of this trip and I am not even on the team.
|17 hours 55 min ago||Kentucky Fans...||
No one would or should wish death on any fan or ref or whoever, of course, but I will say that my one of my neighbors - who is the worst kind of bandwagon fan and yes, that includes Kentucky basketball for some reason - has been absolutely silent about hoops since Sunday and it has been wonderful to NOT hear, thank you very much.
|19 hours 35 min ago||You're Right...||
You know, you're right.
*drives to Detroit Metro*
*begins to watch domestic arrivals monitors*
|22 hours 11 min ago||If I Could...||
Well, if it were possible for me to offer this without getting into trouble, we have a test facility where we could jumper the necklace across two phases of primary distribution - it probably would more or less vaporize the necklace if all goes well. That would be a fitting ending to such an item indeed.
|22 hours 15 min ago||About This...||
Yeah, we're sliding into that time where there is just spring ball and then nothing but a great football desert which only has a small dose of news here and there. Usually, by the end of June, when we start running out of threads in which more than 10 people participate, I begin to grow hungry for football again.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Cool Stuff...||
I think it was actually a smidgen warmer up there than it was down here today, so at least they got this victory in some nicer weather to boot.
Very impressive stat there, incidentally - 36 consecutive scoreless innings. Very nice to see this team continue to dominate in this way.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
Well, I will be there live for all the wild speculation that normally arises from the Spring Game as well as to enjoy the only glimmer of collegiate football I will get until August. Do I care if it is televised live? No, not really.
Was there a reason I am supposed to intensely dislike this other than the fact that ours probably is not the ratings king of spring games? Actually, come to think of it, I don't care about that either.
Why the rage, WD?
|1 day 19 hours ago||Like Some Folks...||
Like some folks here, I was born into a family that had Michigan connections (my mother is an alumna), so I never really knew anything else but being a fan of all things Michigan, but I also had the benefit of having a next-door neighbor growing up who was - up to and including his maize and blue van (which has been covered by the news before) - perhaps one of the most die-hard Michigan fans (and he was an alumnus) ever. Basically, I was fully indoctrinated by the time I was finishing out potty training.
|1 day 21 hours ago||I Will Say...||
I will admit, I would love to see Brady at least try to achieve that. I can think of several quarterbacks that made it into their forties like Brunell, Morral, Flutie and quite a few others, but I can't think of a QB that made it that deep into their forties. I could very well be missing something, but it would be neat to see longevity of the Blanda variety at another position.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Farting...||
Normally, you don't announce that unless you simply want to be clear that it is you - and not the rupture of a gas line - that is to blame for the foul stench in the general area. Frankly, I don't know if Dantonio is that self-effacing and part of me expects this presser to be heabily pre-edited by MSU's public relations and legal folks.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Best Of Luck To Him...||
As much as we said about him perhaps, he's another player that showed up in moments when we needed everyone on deck - and indeed, he gave us some great displays of defense here and there in the tournament as well. Best of luck to him wherever he goes, and like others, I think it would have been fun to have him around for another year.
|2 days 12 hours ago||You Know It's Bad When...||
You know it's bad when we had to get education - as utility employees, mind you - on how to deal with these things in the workplace. That was actually added to the First Aid / CPR certification that we went through a couple months ago. It was....interesting, and rather sad.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Yikes...||
Yikes...and people accuse ME of publishing spreadsheets that no one can read. I saw this and thought, "Wow, I am much worse off in the vision department than my prescription would indicate..."
|2 days 19 hours ago||Oh Yes...||
Oh,yes. I can't wait to write the explanation as to why that thread came down eventually too. I imagine that might be some of my best work in the four years I've been helping to moderate this blog.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Spring Break...||
I actually never planned anything for spring break - most everyone else left and it was time to actually catch up on hobbies like music and model ships (science fiction ones mainly - I still have my model of USS Reliant, for example) and things like that. Even at Michigan, I had a tendency to schedule my own vacation, hence the class which I attended maybe five times not including exams, did all the reading, and still managed an "A" in it.
We're taking the kids to museums, some of them on campus as well as the DIA and a few others, and some miscellaneous events. They are out the week after this coming week and I do plan to be more scarce at work than usual for that reason.
|3 days 12 hours ago||You Know...||
The funny thing about basketball - and a couple other sports - is that the meeting of two essentially slimeball programs like these two still makes for an entertaining game.
Meanwhile, my neighbor - the bandwagon Kentucky guy - is probably locked away in his basement with a case of PBR watching this game. #DownriverLife
|3 days 13 hours ago||Good To Hear...||
Yeah, that interview does seem like it could easily have #HotTakesExposed right after it now.
Also, for several years now, it feels especially right and moral to beat Penn State.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I Remember...||
I was at my parents' house watching this on PASS with a few people - I distinctly remember everyone standing up and cheering with each fight too.
That flying body check that Shanahan laid on Roi - which Roi deserved because Roi - was a thing of beauty.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Indeed Yes...||
You have a point. This thread is saving us from a very spirited debate on various methods and means of kitchen counters and cabinetry.
Well, it is until about the middle of June, when we will dig up that thread and probe for any additional comments. I notice that we've not fully explored the marble angle, for example...
|3 days 22 hours ago||You Know...||
I almost find it a shame that they won't have the Spring Game in the Coliseum, and since they would occasionally flood the place, a Game complete with an old-school naval battle recreated afterwards with one trireme commanded by Harbaugh himself. I'll take Michigan Stadium as a suitable replacement though, and maybe we can still get the naval battle afterwards.
|4 days 7 hours ago||I Will Say...||
I was always partial to Darkwing Duck myself.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Watching Now...||
Well, Trevon Bluiett sort of Bluiett there on the TO.
I will show myself out now.
|4 days 11 hours ago||The Camera...||
Haven't they done that before though, where the footage pretty much gave away nothing? I could be wrong, but I seem to remember that being one of the chief complaints about some of the practice videos over the years.
|4 days 11 hours ago||The Gonzaga Bandwagon...||
Regarding the Gonzaga bandwagon, did anyone check to make sure it seated all 20 people? If not, I definitely wouldn't drive that thing through any busy intersections for the fear of being pulled over for more than a few violations.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Normally...||
Normally, I would agree really, but this particular post was from a forum that was private in the first place, therefore inaccessible to most to begin with and with reason. In this case, I think it is fine to respect their wish that things not be shared outside those confines. I certainly wouldn't treat it the same way if it were on someone's public-facing page, of course.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Let Me Put It Like This...||
Team Insights from Orlando Malone (Father of Corey)
From the post the OP copied:
Decided to drop a few nuggets to sooth everyone's mind (bball loss) and help launch spring ball tomorrow. If this stuff show up anywhere, I will go on another self imposed "post band."
So, let's not be THAT blog....
|4 days 17 hours ago||Interesting...||
Well, if nothing else, Archie Miller seems to be aware of his own suit size, so the worry about self-pantsing like you had with Crean is greatly reduced. That, and the police can rest easy in Bloomington as the threat of net theft may go down.
In all seriousness, that's not a bad hire for Indiana.
|4 days 21 hours ago||These Fans...||
Ah, these are the fans that I so enjoy during March and April - one unexpected configuration of one unit and we're doomed and so and so isn't ready or as good as we thought and so forth.
This is the sort of thing that makes sitting in the stands at the Spring Game actually a hilarious affair, if you're into that sort of thing.