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|6 days 8 hours ago||that's fine. I'm not saying||
that's fine. I'm not saying he's ubiquitous but to say he's only successful (like the guy I responded to did) because of the Tigers is asinine.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Is that why V and F have||
Is that why V and F have crushed every competitior that's tried to run a drive time show against them? is that why they almost single-handedly folded 105.1 as a sports campaign? Is that why they've stayed together longer than anyone else in Detroit radio? because of the Tigers?
Like Valenti or not he knows his schtick and he's damn good at it. They're the best show Detroit has and they've crushed everyone. Remember when Stoney and Wojo were #1 in Detroit? Yea, both of them got shitcanned because their network couldn't compete with V and F...that's why both are on 97.1 now. In an industry that's highly competitive and lasting 5 years together as a talk show is an achievement V and F have been together for 14(?) years.
I don't listen to them much anymore but honestly, he's got it all down to an art: Pick fights with specific fan bases, call people stupid, rile people up, hang up on them, be a master of hyperbole, have a huge reaction to everything that happens in sports. It just makes more inarticulate idiots want to call up and one up the guy before them and they get punched in the face as well. You'll notice (at least in their hey-day) they rarely put on callers who agreed with Mike.
He's the king of the mountain and Detroit just laps it up. They are consistently rated amongst the top 5-7 most listened to local-only broadcasts and they aren't even in a top 10 media market.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||fuck yeah, automatic upvote||
fuck yeah, automatic upvote for VU
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||I was very apprehensive about||
I was very apprehensive about the white pants before last season when it was first announced. They grew on me pretty quickly (winning will do that). But now, I prefer them to the maize pants.
I like that its a distinctive (and hopefully in time iconic) look for both home and away.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||O RLY?||
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||or prince||
or Neil young. its not perfect but its the champ so far.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||you, I like you.||
you, I like you.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Real rock stars burn out before their 3rd album||
A couple serious answers:
Wilco: Summerteeth, YHF, A Ghost is Born (especially if you consider the context of YHF where the band went an entirely new direction and the band retooled by Adding Glen on drums, Jay Bennett left after the album, they refused to redo the album at Warner Brothers behest, got WB to pay for it twice, essentially)
Beach House's current: Bloom, Depression Cherry, TYLS
LCD Soundsystem: Self Titled, Sound of Silver, This is Happening
|7 weeks 5 days ago||so, so bad.||
so much for aggressive reshaping of the roster
|11 weeks 3 days ago||i wasn't pretending||
Nothing i wrote was excluding Michigan.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||hm||
Derrick Henry's is a challenger and the last dude has a fusion.
wouldn't surprise me if a lot of colleges have the same setup osu did...they just got caught.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||it would emphasize||
positional defensive play and excellent stick work. it would harm trapping, interference loving trap teams. i like it.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||bigger ice||
just so long as we realize bigger ice doesn't create more offense. it actually makes it harder. the more disciplined teams just clog up the middle and the increased size becomes irrelevant. notice how the trap-loving finns always do well in international competitions.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I used a management company for my house in KY||
I moved to Texas (Then subsequently back to MI) and have a company managing my house in KY. They found very high quality tenants, they manage collecting and distributing rent and basically deal with all the nonsense and send me a direct deposit each month.
I pay them $100 a month regardless of whether or not there's a tenant.
Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. I hate the bastards that manage mine. They're slow to respond, don't follow up on things they promised me (which I'm an idiot and didn't get in writing), and raise the rent each year and keep the difference (I don't even know how that's legeal). But anywho, do your diligence and price shop. The place that I am using is a realtor first and a property management firm second. I would avoid that if I were you. I was lucky that the tenants they found are awesome and have actually improved the value of my home, but the managers are complete shit and I wish I could punt them off my contract with the tenants.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||I think he could throw a||
I think he could throw a football over them mountains.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||If you had to pick one||
If you had to pick one moment/gif that completely encompassed the unworldly chemistry these three had together just look at the OT winner against ND. Connor shoots and its gets blocked but Compher picks it up and makes a blind pass knowing exactly where Motte is going to be and before ND has any idea WTF just happened its in the net and M is moving on.
They reminded me of Pavel and Hank at their peak.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||the worst thing is||
you can smoke in the league provided you're not in the program and not in the window of the couple weeks they actually test. makes it even dumber...
|19 weeks 1 day ago||more like||
the Cleveland Greens amirite?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||there's a post on the aoiaf subreddit||
that details how they could do an entire season to catch up with the books with minimal spoilage
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Getting OP's mom's number||
Getting OP's mom's number 101.
|20 weeks 16 hours ago||come on fhqwhgads||
by strong bad
|20 weeks 1 day ago||its bad in that he's being||
its bad in that he's being paid 5M to put up less-than-darren-helm stats. That's double what he's worth. Its not the end of the world, like you said, but its still another in a long line of bad contracts to old veterans who can't hack it anymore.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||this will be three years in a row||
that its come down to the last week
|20 weeks 5 days ago||blue team has unreal||
DL depth and that's our best position group by far. I vote blue
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Demko is gonna win because||
Demko is gonna win because Hobey voters have proven time and again that tournament time is way more important than regular season.
|21 weeks 18 hours ago||bad news on the stevie front||
he just signed an extension that hasn't even started yet. thankfully they have stopped with the "everybody has to have 2yr in GR" nonsense. Blash won 40 games multiple times in the AHL and not by mistake. he's fine. the issue is too many very average forwards, not enough scorers, terrible contracts (howard, E, franzen, richards) and 8 deep on 2nd or 3rd pair defensemen with no upper half.
|21 weeks 19 hours ago||sounds like he's NHL ready for the wings.||
|21 weeks 2 days ago||theory||
O'Korn is the guy and JH is giving reps for Speight over him to hammer home ball security and constant improvement. Not hard to imagine a guy who's got a mountain of praise needing a little humility to stay hungry going into fall camp.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||dude. .||
look at the 07-08 team. they had the same scoring depth as the wings do now plus Z and Dats each almost eclipsed 100pts. no one on this team is close to that. plain and simple. either you don't watch hockey or dont understand how its changed. if you add 2 90+ pt scorers to this team we're quite assuredly a top 3 seed.
again, we have grinders we don't have scorers or defensemen.
also what you're missing about the 07-08 team is Lidstrom, Rafalski, Brad Stuart and half a hundred year old chelios. all of those guys at that time were light years ahead of players not named kronwall on this team. and rafa/nick/stuart were all better than kronner is now.
so GTFOOH they were tougher. they had more talent top to bottom.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||uhhh||
Not enough shooters is a valid complaint. They're about 5 deep on grinders. In fact we've been sending down and sitting grinders to get scorers into the lineup (AA, mantha, pullky, larkin) to complain about motivation and hitting is just nonsense. this league is predicated on speed and scoring now. you're going to fail miserably with a slow hard hitting team unless you have elite, puck suffocating defense. We do not.
They have one very good defenseman and 7 others who are "just a guy." When your D is average at best you need to score goals in bunches and most of our forwards want to pass. SHOOT. THE. PUCK.