Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
|57 min 47 sec ago||Pick the most un-cool car you can||
Trust me - been through three of these. You want dependable, egalatarian transportation for the masses that will register a big fat zero on the coolometer. All teenagers beat the living shit out cars and the boys will try and impress their friends so make it hard to do so for their sake.
Think of something like a 2007 Pontiac Grand Am. Four doors. Total crap car that's slower than hell and ugly. And when they kill it (and they will kill it) you're not out a lot of money.
|1 hour 4 min ago||1989!||
Michigan wins National Championshiip in Basketball (thank you Glenn Rice - thank you pre-not nice guy Rumuel Robinson)
Michigan wins Rose Bowl 22-14. (PAC 10 forgets to send the cheating officials so Bo get to win one. FYI - they remember the following year and make sure to send the cheatingest cheater refs to the 1990 game)
Pistons finally ake home the title sweeping the vaunted Lakers (Bless you bad boys)
That was a damn good year.
|17 hours 14 min ago||Thank you WD.||
Thank you WD.
|21 hours 6 min ago||Or even this....||
|3 days 23 hours ago||Boy do I feel stupid||
I never knew EvenyouBrutus was a writer. From Denver no less.
|4 days 14 hours ago||That's hilarious WD. And||
That's hilarious WD. And completely btw.
|4 days 16 hours ago||I don't know about that.||
I don't know about that. There are parades to attend and rally's to be held here in CHAMPIONSHIP CITY CLEVELAND!
|4 days 19 hours ago||I think so too. Fascinating||
I think so too. Fascinating read and I learned quite a bit. Especially the Denver airport stuff-that's weird as hell and definitely more going on than meets the eye.
|6 days 21 hours ago||This is wierd||
Over 20 responses in and nobody has felt the urge to chip in with the obligatory "I hate soccer" comment in the middle of a clearly labled thread about soccer.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm here||
This has been quite an series for a LOT of reasons for me personally. I'm going to post a diary later.....still soaking in it actually happened.
|1 week 1 day ago||I still cant believe it happened||
And I agree with your thoughts Clarkie.
|1 week 3 days ago||Have you been inside an NBA open thread?||
|1 week 4 days ago||Maybe so WD||
But in times like these you sure are an extremely useful sad, strange little man.
Times like these and when we've got an out of control asshole for an Athletic Director that we all want fired. You're pretty damn helpful in those situations as well.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well duh||
This is a site devoted to discussions on kitchen countertops, boat trips and anal glands on dogs.
Oh and fashion. We absolutely LOVE talking about fashion!
|1 week 5 days ago||Speaking of under further review......||
Any chance you might do one for the Citrus Bowl? Seems like that game was the culimination of everything Harbaugh was trying to do last year and was successful WAY ahead of schedule (or at least ahead of how long it took him to achieve similar offensive results at Stanford).
|1 week 5 days ago||Amen to that||
"Michigan's always had a national reach, but Harbaugh is taking that to the extreme."
I cant speak for anyone else but the Australian satellite camp answered that question for me.
|1 week 5 days ago||What's with the new avatar J?||
Everytime I look at I think of Charlon Heston in the 10 Commandments.
|1 week 6 days ago||That's totally different though||
In the case of Judd Fitch he was showing his coaching ability to demonstate to potential recruits that his ability to spot talent and develop it went beyond his tenure at Michigan.
In the case of Ohio State they are doing it because they are stupid and probably cheating. Not to mention dumb. And pooping in coolers - they do that too because they are all stupid, cheating, truck-drivers.
The difference is night and day IMO. Tell me you can't see it - soooo obvious.
|1 week 6 days ago||Running out of topics?||
I've got an idea Ben. Simply change your thread from car to ex-girlfriend or ex-wife and restart the whole thing from scratch
I'm telling you Ben just make that one change and you're got a lot of interesting OT thread ideas that would keep the board busy.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Yeah well.......||
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Not dead yet......||
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||So most importantly.....when||
So most importantly.....when does green re-enter oracle and join the victory celebration?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||GREAT QUESTION!||
About time we had this discussiion (today)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"Not sure how I got to this first......"|
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The Warrior fans are shocked||
The Warrior fans are shocked that Green got punished. After he got away with hitting other players in the balls the first 47 times with no consequence why would they expect anything now?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That's an awesome story||
Thanks for sharing it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Lots of pics on my GoPro||
Lots of pics on my GoPro which unfortunately has to be returned cause the USB port is loose meaning I cant charge it or download anything.
But here's one i had on the phone with me and the avatar.....
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Just got back||
Went on a 7 day white-water rafting trip starting at Lee's Ferry and ending just past Lava Falls on the Colorado. Slept under the stars, hiked up into side canyons and rode rapids rated 10 on the technical scale which were nothing short of amazing. Had one hell of a good time!
|3 weeks 30 min ago||Perfect||
So I'm on lunch and I get around to reading this post which, by it's title alone, made me think this is going to be monumentally stupid. We're six months away from the game, have NO idea who will be even playing at that point nor do we know what our strengths or their weaknessess will be. It's sort of like a 6 year old asking "what will I be when I grow up daddy" type question.
So I literally close my eyes and say to myself "common first response - the OP has served up a ball you can hit out of the park" and dammit it - FreddieMercuryHayes did.
God bless America and God Bless FreddieMercuryHayes.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Not all the ads were hokey......|
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||What else?||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'm in||
I just realized I buy the book every other year for some reason: 12, 14 and now 16.
Nice work Brian, Seth and the entire team!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Well said Comrade||
About time somebody made the link between sexual assult charges at Baylor and those God-Damn, worthless, money-grubbing CEO sons of bitches who just drink martinis and golf all day while screwing the working man out of his hard-earned pay.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Rutgers Satellite camp||
Michigan Satellite Camp
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Semi-retired||
I want to write a book on selling or do consulting work in sales. Twice in the past 10 years I've had jobs working three days a week and it's awesome - would like to get back there again.
And spend my entire summer on the lake - not just weekends.
And still be alive. That's an important one. I'd like to still be living.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Easy question....||
Scarlet & Grey or Green & White obviously.
Can there be any other choices?
Now excuse me while I go set fire to my balls and put out the fire with vinegar & lemon juice.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Soorry!||
|5 weeks 40 min ago||but they are "like Penn State"||
Substitute young boys for young women and you basically have the same culture. Protect the football team at all costs, allow players and coaches to do whatever they want to whoever they want and blame somebody else when the shit hits the fan.
We Are - Penn State
We Are - Bay-lor
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||Dont sell to rival fans||
I have heard this a ton over the past several years both here and in the national media and my question is always "how do you know who you're selling to?" Unless you only sell through forums like this one (thereby severely limiting the exposure your tickets have to potential buyers) you have no way of knowing if your selling to an opposing fan or not.
What's sad, IMO, is that many times opposing fan bases value the ticket higher than we do and win the open bids. I dont think it's fair to somebody who paid for tickets to tell them you have to take less money from a Michigan fan than somebody else would offer you.
IMO if you're writing the check to buy the tickets nobody can tell you where you're allowed to sell them if you cant go. And if you post on Stubhub, Flashseats or any other blind ticket portal you have zero ability to know what type of fan is buying them.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||100% agree||
But remember - this is also the same group of players that for YEARS was somehow convinced that it was in their best interest to have unfettered rookie contracts even though they reduced the total dollars available to be spent. How nobody in the NFLPA could figure out that giving huge contracts to rookies (basically people not yet in their "club") could possibly benefit themselves (people already in the club) when dollars were limited by a cap was beyond me.
I had a friend who retired in the late 80s from the NFL and I asked him about that once and he just laughed and said players basically do/vote whatever their agents tell them to do and nothing lines the pockets of agents more than unregulated rookie contracts.
If you want evidence that the average IQ of players in the NFL is somewhere short of Mensa there it is.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Love Tom but he aint gonna win IMO||
This isnt an issue of right vs wrong or if the NFL had sufficient evidence to suspend him. The issue is did Godell have the authority to suspend Brady and based on the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA he did. He was given unfettered powers to be judge, jury and executioner along with being his own appeals court.
There are third world country dictators who wield less power. Blame the NFLPA leadership for being stupid enough to agree to this structure and the players themselves for being stupid enough to ratify it.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The NCAA rule on sleep for assistant coaches||
Like long-haul truckers the NCAA has a minimum number of hours assistant coaches must sleep per week. Pretty sure the Australia trip put us over the limit.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I hope you're right||
Especially since the Cavs had Dahtnay Jones suspended for game 4 of our series for a MUCH lesser offense IMO.
Let's see if the NBA has the "balls" (so to speak) to apply equal punishment for the same crime. I'm betting they won't. They desparately want a Warriors/Cavs rematch.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I actually dont think he did it on purpose||
I cannot stand Draymond Green and as a die-hard Cavs fan would MUCH rather face OKC than the Warriors in the finals BUT I do think he was just "selling the foul" rather than trying to kick Adams in the balls.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Yes he does||
LeBron is 16-4 lifetime against Durant and 7-0 as a Cav. I think he would very much like to play against KD if given the choice.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Just another thought||
How about you get an entire week under your belt champ before giving advice on what topics are board worthy?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It dates me but...."more||
It dates me but...."more people have died in the front seat of Teddy Kennedy's car than have from nuclear energy."
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The one that caught my eye was Tennessee||
I sure as hell dont see 11 wins on that schedule. I would put the absolute house on the under.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Speaking of Greg Oden......||
Say hello to Greg Oden as Junior in High School. He's just turned 17 in this picture (allegedly). Now THAT'S some seriously bad lighting......
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Not entirely true OP||
I follow Kawakami and that's not what he's saying. What happened was they had a bet on Levi stadium opening on time or not and when York won he chose an expensive resturant and brought his wife. He didnt "stick him with the bill" but he did take big liberites in the paying of a bet.
By the way - does anyone else think that the name "The French Laundry" is a bit odd for a high-end resturant?
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Pontiac!!!!!!!!!||
Which puts me in awkward position now doesnt it? Owned three GTO's: 1970 455 convertible, 1965 389 Tri-power and a 2004. Owned a 69 350 Firebird and a 1997 Trans Am and a 2001 Ram Air Trans Am. Owned a 1979 Bonneville Broughm and my first car was a 1968 4 door Catalina that I put two miles of pinsriping on, air shocks, mag wheels and flipped the air cleaner for that sound of power!
Ahhhhh memories. Now I drive a Chey Silverado, wife drives a Mazda CX-5 and I have a 2008 Yukon Denali with 150k miles as my beater car. I wish they still made Pontiacs.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||She was. Well known here in||
She was. Well known here in Northern Ohio that Lebron loves his mother Gloria despite his upbringing-not because of it.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||Hey sorry||
You have no idea how much I want to see the Warriors lose. As much as I Curry annoys me I absolutely HATE Draymond Green.
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||No sense letting facts get in the way of good opinion||
Draymond Green getting to the line 7.8 times per game this post season on 15 shots. Lebron, the guy "getting all the calls" 4.6 on 19 shots.
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Suck that warriors. That||
Suck that warriors. That mouth guard not as tasty anymore huh Steph
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||GO THUNDER!!!!!!||
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Except he doesnt||
Nice myth but untrue this year. Historically LeBron got to the line 2.4 times in the playoffs for every 5 shot attempts. Which is high but the guy drives so he's taking contact. This year it's down to .06 foul shots per 5 shots which is the lowest it's ever been.
He's getting mauled, smacked on the head and hit hard with no calls. The NBA loves Steph Curry (he's sooooo CUTE) and his absolutely adorable children these days.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||YES||
I cannot stand Curry. I hate the way he sticks that damn mouthguard out after every shot. I hate the way he showboats and turns up court after shooting. I hate that Draymond Green has a different set of rules than everyone else and is allowed to CONSTANTLY set moving screens to get Curry open looks and I hate that if anyone breathes on him the officials call a flagrant two cause he's the darling child of the NBA.
Yes I'm a Cavs fan.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||Go Cavs!||
I'll be in the Q tomorrow night. Can't wait!
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||It wont sell for anywhere near asking IMO but doesnt have to||
The douchey self-serving stuff will all go with DB in my opinion. They're his personal touches to the home and will undoubtably follow him to Ever After (the sequel). And my guess is he got the house taken care of in his relocation package with Toys R Us so if somebody doesnt buy it for close to what he's asking - his new company will at a much lower price.
If he's got that as part of his contract (and most executives do) then starting insanely high is smart. He doesnt have any bottom end concerns over selling it (that's Toys R Us problem) so might as well see if somebody falls in love with it and is willing to overpay.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Um...I liked the house||
Obviously I'm in the extreme minority in this thread but I thought it was pretty cool. And as somebody else said - it looks EXACTLY like I pictured Dave Brandon's house to look.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I sure didnt see it||
This is news to me. I knew he was injured and not participating in the combine drills but the specific nature of his injury hadnt been publicly released as far as I know.
Maybe Steven's got some inside sources.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I like Grinch grin||
I think of Harbaugh as the mad scientist plotting our enemies downfall.
And FWIW I think Discuss Man's signature word isn't "discuss"
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Cause I spent 24 fucking||
Cause I spent 24 fucking years in hell with one that most certainly was NOT the one. I knew on the first date that no way would I ever do better then Jill. She's the most amazing person I've ever met. Loves sports, great mom, great cook, funny and awesome in bed.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Why IBD?||
If this thread isnt to your liking there's a nice discussion going on just one post below on our excellent defensive prospection for 2016 by PFF.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||The responses to this should be epic||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||So the big question after watching that for me was....||
Am I going down?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||It's a pic of the boat I have||
It's a pic of the boat I have - not my actual boat. The naked dude was a bonus. In all seriousness there's lots of pics of the boat itself on my wife's website in the pics section. No naked dudes tho-just her in bikinis
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Jillicious||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Stranger in a strange land||
Threads like these help me understand how people must feel on day one when they emigrate to a new country. Strange buildings, unfamilar food, culture and everyone speaking a language you don't understand.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||That probably wasnt really the best idea MaizeHaze||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Pretty much do that everywhere when you cancel something||
Cancel your cable - they'll give you a lower price to re-up. Cancel your phone, any magazine, subscription - anything at all and the supplier will almost always come back with a lower price.
Like an idiot I paid full price for XM radio for years ($169) until one time I cancelled it on my boat for the winter and got a coupon within a couple of week for 5 months of service for $20! So now I just call them up every 5 months and say I want the $20 rate or they can cancel my service and I'll wait for the coupon. Because you're dealing with offshore phone operators they HATE that (hurts their bonus) but they hate having a cancellation even more so I get it everytime.
Reduced my cost of XM from $169 to about $50 a year.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Ditto. Never understood||
Ditto. Never understood paying for content so you you know who we are targeting 3 1/2 minutes faster than everyone else. Cause once news is reported there....its soon here.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||1995 Orlando||
Two words: Nick Anderson.
Four missed free throws with under 10 seconds to go with his team up 3. All he has to do is hit ONE and the game is basically over. But Anderson, a 74% free throw shooter for the year, misses all four and Houston - who had been down 20 - ties the game up and wins in OT.
The franchise has literally never been the same since. They lost the next three games and never (Dwight Howard years as minor exception) looked the same since.
Amazing that one play can change things so dramatically. But it did.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Wait a second||
So am I reading you guys correctly? That Mitch is having the same issues in the pro's that caused him to miss time at college? That he's learned nothing from having sit out and miss games and he's STILL to this day dealing with the same bullshit that kept him from playing for us???
I feel kinda stupid now. I didnt know his back was still bothering him.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||The 75% off rack is here!||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I fixed it for you||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||LOL Rutgers||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Ace||
Look at your voting totals and how they decrease as you move through the the selections. My guess would be voters are stopping midway through because the format you selected (forcing the voter to view the voting reults individually each time after each vote and not once as a summary when they are done) is VERY time-consuming. I know I started scrolling to see how much longer this was going to take.
You might want to go into the setting of your survey engine and change that. Would make filling out the selections a LOT faster for whatever that's worth.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Your welcome||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Nope||
Not a one.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I'll paint you a picture||
Imagine a video of a woman with enormous boobs - say....somebody like Abagail Ratchford for example. And imagine if in this video she was trying to hook her bra over those same enormous boobs while sort of jumping around make said boobs bounce around a lot.
Or you can click on the link like I did. Either way gets you to the same place relatively speaking.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Absolutely true story||
Growing up my parents had a cottage in Canada on Lake Huron right outside of Sarnia in a little town called Brights Grove. Brights Grove had a small marina off of Perch Creek with a breakwall that we used to fish off of. One July day (this was probably around 1969, 1970) a car pulled up the bridge with Alabama plates and a ski rack full of skis and the driver stopped, rolled down his window and yelled to to us "Where's the snow?"
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I'm jealous!||
Going to Australia is definitely a "bucket list" destination for me but my work doesnt allow more than one week off at a time and no way am I going to spend two days flying to have five days of sightseeing. My company has a pretty robust sales partner in Australia so I've thought about visiting them several times but cant justify the travel time (or expense) in my head.
Looks like that trip will have to happen sometime after I'm mGoRetired.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Actually that now makes the Australia trip make sense||
My guess is they'll fly to Australia then to Somoa then Hawaii. Look for an announcement for a California camp next.
That is one HELL of road trip. Hope the coaches know how to sleep on planes.
|7 weeks 38 min ago||MVP voting||
Two things I found pretty surprsing about the vote
1. That all three Cleveland sportswriters with votes voted Steph #1. Say what you will about people being homers but give those guys credit for not playing favorites to kiss up to LeBron.
2. That somebody actually voted James "I refuse to play defense" Harden #3 on their ballot. That dude is a flat out cancer on any team and all he wants to do is score the basketball - period. I mean - seriously....this guy as #3 in the league? Kevin Love laughs at his defense.
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||Well I learned one thing today||
ESPN's way too early polls are CLEARLY more reasoned and well thought out than Phil Steele's way too early polls.
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||Why does anybody give two shits about this?||
Seriously - why?
It's as meaningless as Phil Steele predicting what the weather will be next November 12th and people getting all worked up over it.
"PHIL STEELE SAYS MICHIGAN WILL HAVE UNSEASONABLY MILD NOVEMBER NEXT YEAR"
What? How dare he predict that - who in the hell does he think he is? Seriously - in the pantheon of meaningless prediction this one ranks right up there with Lunardi's bracketogy released before the season starts.
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||From the 50's: A 1959||
From the 50's: A 1959 Eldorodo Biarritz convertable. The pinnacle of 50's styling excess
From the 60's a 1969 GTO Ram Air IV Judge convertible. The king of 60's muscle cars IMO.
From the 70's a 1974 DeTomoso Panetera - yes I know they overheated a lot but man what performance & styling.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Based on his presumed age I'm going with this one Don||
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Disagree||
1. Asshole abuses Uber driver, brags about not having to work because of father's money and insults Uber driver trying to make an honest living.
2. Asshole's dad is found to be a slum-lord and a felon to boot who's weatlh was accumulated illegally.
3. Internet sees Karma in said events and is happy that both Asshole and Asshole's dad are potentially getting some measure of cosmic retribution
Not sure why you think this is a bad thing but whatever. The rest of us are pretty damn happy about it.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Common...||
The guy treated an Uber driver like a piece of human garbage and reveled in letting him know that he was "going to sit on his ass all day and watch TV" which he could only do on daddy's ill-gotten money (now hopefully gone).
I love ya Mr Dudeness but disagree with your take on this one. The kid was an entitled asshole and like they say - Karma's a bitch. And, FWIW, nothing in that video made me think he was drunk in the least. He was just being himself and by that I mean a complete and total asshole.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Um spelling?||
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Two thoughts||
1. This is a really funny thread.
2. That line-up is OLD - even by my standards. Literally every single one of them were on CKLW....(the Motor City) back in 1969 when I was 10 years old and people still listened to music on AM radio.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Wrong. Countdown to him||
Wrong. Countdown to him getting a contract extension and big fat raise.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||An usher at the old Huron||
An usher at the old Huron theatre (burned to the ground) in Pontiac. Back in the day ushers took tickets INSIDE the theatre which meant I got to see over 300 showings of Bambi one summer.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. I have reached the||
Agreed. I have reached the point where I honestly believe that if videotaped evidence was uncovered of Sandusky raping a child while Paterno held the kid down the PSU cult of denial would claim they were body doubles
|7 weeks 3 days ago||UCF vs USF?||
Why dont they just change the name of the conference to match the "elite" schools they are now considering from Big 12 to......
|7 weeks 4 days ago||The legal community eagerly awaits their arrival as well||
I cant even imagine how big the lawsuit will be the first time somebody is killed in an accident involving a driverless car. It will be interesting to see if the industry survives that challenge.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||MSU as a cancerous growth....||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||More this||
Your comments echo my thoughts exactly 1484
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Similar experience last night at Cavs game||
I'm hanging out in the bar inside the arena when I see a very tall black man who I recognize as being an ex-Cav from my generation. I look at him for a while and then I realize he's Campy Russell who grew up in my neighborhood and I knew somewhat as a kid. So I wald over and say "hi Campy - remember me from school?"
One problem - it wasnt Campy Russell - it was Phil Hubbard. So he immediately says "I'm not Campy - I'm Phil". I tried to get out of the situation by reminding him that he and I had sung the Victors last year walking into one of the games but all he kept saying is "I'm Phil, not Campy".
I was pretty damn embarrassed to say the least.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Really?||
You dont think somebody staring frozen for 30 seconds with their mouth open during a press conference is wierd? The first link described it as "an all time frozen face"
You may not think it was wierd but everybody else does. What press conferences have you been watching anyone?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||me too||
He's even more obnoxious drunk
|7 weeks 4 days ago||No I deserved that||
For the life of me I couldnt get the video to embed on the original post. Not like I havent done that before so I'm not quite sure what the problem was but no matter what I did it wouldnt display. But damn - that was WIERD.
Even by Draymond's standards.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Cant get it to embed on the original post|
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Why is he saying anything?||
Everybody knows that the NCAA will do nothing about this. Hell, if North Carolina can turn itself into a vocational college with no punishment why would anybody think this trivial little matter will get onto the enforcement wing's radar.
Mississippi sure isnt going to do anything about it. Hell their assistant AD was the guy implicated in the texts fergodsake so they surely arent going to want this going any further.
Tunsil's not going to cooperate with any "investigation" so it will begin and end with fake moral outrage and rightious indignation on all parties part.
And then it will be completely forgotten by everyone. That is if Freeze can just remember to keep his big mouth shut.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting||
Surprised OSU made the list (albiet somewhere between 51-60)
Not surprised MSU did not
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Damn Boliver||
That's terrible. I'm so sorry for all your losses.
Threads like these open the curtain a bit on the real people behind our avatars. It's increadible what some people (like Boliver) have gone through over the past six months and you'd never know.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||That's a wonderful story about your dad||
I felt the same way about my dad too as I got older. I lost him in March of 2008 and my mom passed away almost one year to the day later (they were married 61 years and I dont think she wanted live anymore without him). There isnt a day that goes by that I dont think about him.
He shows up in my dreams a lot. I like those dreams.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||My sister is dying||
My sister Anne has terminal cancer and has been given between two weeks and two months to live. She was treated at University of Michigan with Chemo but her cancer is too aggresive and she's decide to do home hospice care with the time she has left. She never smoked or drank and basically lived her life right but it's about to end. I spent Sunday with her and her family and we had a really good day (you'd never know she was dying other than the short hair from chemo).
I'm sorry for your loss Darker Blue. I know how you are feeling.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||QB for life?||
Sorry but Ruddock would just barely make my top 10 if I got to choose a Michigan QB for life. My list would be as follows (and this based on their QB at Michigan - not as a pro)
1. Ricky Leach
2. Drew Henson
3. Denard Robinson
4. Jim Harbaugh
5. Elvis Grbac
6. Tom Brady
7. Chad Henne
8. Dennis Franklin
9. Brian Griese
10. Jake Ruddock
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Of course he does||
I'm sure there are others but those are the only ones I'm pretty sure of.
Oh wait....you said allies, not aliases - my bad, nevermind.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Fair enough||
But if you're going down that road I wouldnt include Leach (too small for football - not tremendous baseball player) I would nominate Steve Howe.
He had 9 or 10 chances and screwed them all up.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Roy Tarpley?||
No fucking way. Tarpley was a stud at Michigan - hell he wasnt even the all-time unfufilled potential player on that Michigan team.
Say hello to one Antoine"the Judge" Joubert - AKA "fatboy" to our old friend Scott Skiles for that honor. Now that was unfufilled potential.
And when they say cocaine is one hell of a drug........
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Um Steven.....||
Wouldn't your concerns apply for both teams in a season opener - regardless of the relative strength of the opponent? Meaning that both teams face an equal risk of players getting into trouble so there's no inherent greater risk for team A or team B. You are just as likely to face a weakened opponent (because their players got in trouble in the off-season) as you are to be weakened yourself. The season opener (if the other team got in trouble) could be the absolute BEST time to play a strong opponent.
I don't think your reasoning holds.
|8 weeks 24 min ago||And with the 1st pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.......||
The Cleveland Browns select Deshaun Watson, Quarterback - Clemson.
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||Oh he'll see it all right||
He sits only about 2 feet away from it fergodsake. Perfect view - heck he can almost touch it if he swings his arms just a fit further
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||The JudgeAll rise.||
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||Summer camp football round-up||
Hugh Freeze just fainted.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Common now that's just silly||
Does anybody have any extra napkins?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Why?||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Hey Mutley||
Not sure why your post is giving downvoted so badly. I think a MSU shill calling Cook a tool is certainly worth a bit of discussion - especially given his dramatic fall in the draft.
Not like you started a post wondering if ESPN had pro-MSU/OSU bias based on their home page or anything.....
|8 weeks 3 days ago||If the Browns don't take Cook||
If the Browns don't take Cook with one of the next two picks he might go undrafted.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I actually kinda feel bad for the dude||
Imagine not just the money he lost yesteday but now he's the punchline for about a million internet memes a-la crying Jordan. I mean how much must it suck to go into yesterday all excited for the draft and then have this happen:
Yes I know he's going to be rich but still - he had one monumentally bad day.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I've been meaning to say this for a while....||
I'm not gay or anything (NTTAWWT) but damn you're a good poster Everybody Murders. You are definitely one of the people i always stop and read your entire comment whenever I see it in a thread cause it's always smart, on-point, thoughtful and even funny.
And the fact that I always "hear" your comments being said by Eraserhead doesnt hurt either.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||No it's not||
Grits is like the crap they feel starving orphans that make the starving orphans so mad they revolt and sing songs and do elaborately choreographed dance routines while rioting against the evil starving orphan overlords.
I've seen both Anne & Oliver. Same shit was fed to them and all (dancing) hell broke loose after a while.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Nice job Les||
I like Les and I'm glad he's coming back for a camp - good for him. It will be very interesting to see who from the SEC/ACC goes where up our way.
By the way - I hope somebody tells them they'll need to pack their own grits. Thankfully that gruel is not considered high cuisine in our next of the woods.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Thoughts & Prayers Hugh||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Sherman||
I LOVE this meme. I tried to photoshop Harbaugh onto th old General and it looked like absolute shit to be honest.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Boards pretty evenly split on||
Boards pretty evenly split on this one id say Kev. On one side you've got Benn, Discuss Man and WD saying "no-not connected" and on the other you have about 15,000 regular users who think otherwise.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Closer||
Note I said "running", not owning.
Either way - you are correct in that the days of jersey wearing are long gone for my generation. That's a whole another topic for discussion - at what age do you need to stop wearing jerseys? Personally I think guys my age wearing them look ridiculous but as you suggested - nobody's asking me for fashion advice.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||No||
Goff & Wentz are going 1-2.
Good topic OP BTW.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||That's true||
Cause us 50 year old dudes are too busy running the company that make the stuff you guys are buying.
And we thank you.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Cleveland Browns||
I want them to trade with either the Dolphins or the Titans out of the 8 slot and then pick up LaQuon Treadwell (everybody remember him?) and another 2nd round pick either this year or next.
And then trade back into the latter half of the 1st round and get Paxton Lynch or sit tight at 32 and take Cook. We come out of the draft with that and I'll be happy.
We'll still lose a shit-ton of games.....but I'll be happy until the regular season starts.
NFL draft day in Cleveland = Super Bowl Sunday for everybody else.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I miss Benn & Discuss||
But you know....it's almost like they're still right here with us. Even though they're gone - I can still feel their presence, almost like they were still posting.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Here are the best home uni's ever IMO||
Why fuck with this? We had it right dammit in 1978 - just leave it alone please. Black shoes, high white socks, actual maize pants & numbers and the correct blue.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Not surprised||
The NCAA lackey's are like cockroaches and the DOJ is a big blast of light. Everybody's gonna run for cover now that the lights are on.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Not surprised||
The NCAA lackey's are like cockroaches and the DOJ is a big blast of light. Everybody's gonna run for cover now that the lights are on.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Devo is awesome||
Freedom of choice (the song) kicks major ass.
A victim of collision on the open sea
Nobody ever said that life was free
Sank, swam, go down with the ship
But use your freedom of choice
I'll say it again in the land of the free
Use your freedom of choice
Your freedom of choice
In ancient Rome
There was a poem
About a dog
Who found two bones
He picked at one
He licked the other
He went in circles
He dropped dead
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Dark side of the moon-Pink||
Dark side of the moon-Pink Floyd
|8 weeks 6 days ago||It's a start||
One douchebag down....one douchebag to go
|8 weeks 6 days ago||That's just freaking great||
He's all signed up right? No take-back, do-overs or changes of mind allowed anymore? He's signed, sealed and delivered (for one year anyways) at this point for the 2016-17 season.
Ok if that's the case I wont feel nervous if somebody at Kentucky or Duke reads this article.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||The dumbest||
Seriously. WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK WHO FUCKING DREW MORE PEOPLE TO WATCH A FUCKING PRACTICE? I mean even the guys who voted for the Satellite think this is ridiculous.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||Uggh 1980 Chevy Citation||
I owned one of these. And it had a four speed (cause it was cooler) but same color, same wheels, same four doors, same shitty hatchback....
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||Corruption & Graft vs Stupidity||
I said it the day it was announced and I'll keep saying it. People dont vote against their own self-interests because they are stupid. They vote against their self interests because they are paid to do so making their actual "self interests" different than we are privy to.
I knew something was seriously corrupt when conferences who would stand to benefit from the camps voted to kill them. And an investigation by the DOJ will bear this out I believe. When you've been getting away with this sort of thing as long as the NCAA has you have no reason to worry about being caught so you get sloppy and stop covering your tracks.
My guess is it wouldnt take too many searches of Emmert or Sankey emails to find the smoking gun. Promises were made, money changed hands and the vote was completed.
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||The Harbaugh pic might not be real||
But no way in Hell is this faked. I can tell by the correct way the alien is using his hands to communicate with us earthlings
|9 weeks 23 hours ago||"But there's no way to remove Red against his will"||
I certainly read a LOT of comments on this board about schools like Penn State, Florida State, Texas and others keeping head coaches on well past their expiration date and the consequences that brought to their respective programs. Why is this different?
I get all he has done for the program and I get he is a legend's legend but if he's hurting the program (and this not saying he is or isnt) why cant he be removed against his will?
Serious question though - is Red actually the best option we have right now? If Mel Pearson doesnt want to come back for whatever reason then is Red our best choice for next year - regardless of age?
I admidtly am not a huge hockey fan like many on the board but my next door neighboor at my cottage on Middle Bass Island is an assistant hockey coach at Michigan Dearborn and according to him Red lost connection to the team years ago and is just going through the coaching motions on muscle memory more than anything else.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Um probably||
Not sure if the death penalty is warranted in cases like these but what the hell do I know. I'm a Browns fan.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||True||
I believe the intent was to insult but your analogy is perfect.
Actually I had a Commodore 64 and was doing the whole internet thing waaaaay back in the mid 80's via my trusty phone dial-up. Chat rooms in the beginning were quite amazing.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Via Maize n Brew||
I "discovered" blogs back in 2008 or so and for the first couple of years was a pretty avid reader of MaizenBrew.com. I'm pretty sure there was a link back here on an article or something that I read and I set up a user name two years before I started actually posting (was a lurker for my first two years).
I do remember one day finally having the courage to actually say something and by then I had completely forgotten my original user name so I created MgrowOld (seemed appropriate) and made a comment. I also remember it was kinda scary not knowing how that comment would be recieved by others but I've obviously gotten over that fear.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Yellow and 7 was the right||
Yellow and 7 was the right answer. You idiots don't know shit.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Co-signed. I'm thinking of||
Co-signed. I'm thinking of starting a "what's the best color" thread or maybe "luckiest number" cause it's important.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||That's not why||
PLENTY of first round QBs are assholes - winning Miss Congeniality is not a prerequsit for being selected high in the draft.
Cook's issue is arm strength or lack thereof. He is considered to be both the most "pro-ready" and "lowest ceiling" QB prospect in the draft.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Sad but true||
Also being confirmed by Daily News. Terribly sad - loved his music.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||He does?||
What a fucking asshole. How DARE he write about topics he finds interesting and provide content for free without first checking with people like GhostofHoke to see if it's acceptable?
There is nothing that pisses me off more than some dipshit writing things I dont like and putting it on their website where I'm forced to not only visit, but read every word of the content.
There should be laws to stop people like Space. Laws with serious consequences.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It's fantastic||
Even better with a partner.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I said it was graft and||
I said it was graft and payola when the vote was announced and I'll stand by that.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||BINGO!||
What is being completely overlooked in all the discussion over how necessary a "Franchise QB" is to a team's success is that the last two Super Bowl teams didnt have one. Manning sucked last year and was a shell of himself and Russell Wilson, God love him, is good but not great.
The model might be changing right in front of us but people are missing it. Wouldnt it be something if the boys running analytics and being made fun of across the NFL right now havent figured that out.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I love this||
If you dont think Wentz is a franchise QB (and the Browns obviously don't) then you've gotten a shit-ton of assets for just moving back 6 spots. And you get another #1 next year from an Eagles team I'm not convinced is going to be that wonderful so that pick could be high as well.
And for whatever reason RGIII, who only three years ago was the NFL rookie of the year and the product of one of these types of trades, is only 25 so it's not like he's over the hill if Jackson can work with him.
By the way - reports from EVERYBODY watching practice yesterday were the same. More real coaching going on during day #1 than anybody saw ever from the last three regimes combined. Hue Jackson is going to be very, very good IMO.
He kinda reminds me of a certain coach in AA for that matter.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I am||
Just got out of a board meeting and saw this. VERY HAPPY!
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Can dads delete the thread||
Can dads delete the thread too or only moms?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||He forgot you raise me up and||
He forgot you raise me up and Rita's Nachos
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||First the Satellite camp ban||
First the Satellite camp ban and now THIS! When will our torment end?
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||R||
|10 weeks 22 hours ago||Responded to a post that no longer exists||
And all I can say is the poster was extremely well-named.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||The subject will be revisited||
And the same people who voted against their own conference self-interest the first time will probably still vote against their own conference self-interest again because, in my opinion, they were paid off to do so.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Agree on Cardale||
I've met him a few times and also found him funny and engaging and quite personable to be honest. And he knew i was a Michigan alum so I agree he gets a bad rap here on the board FWIW.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||The pitcher has a no-hitter||
The pitcher has a no-hitter through 7 open thread. Oh wait...did I jink him?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||This is the year Lebron gets #3||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||You'll have to share him||
Between the Cavs payroll he's bankrolling and the Jack casino I'm pretty sure Dan could win any election here in Cleveland he'd care to run in.
Maybe we just annex the land between Detroit and Quicken Loan arena and call it Gilbertsville.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Believe in this my friend||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||My bad||
You're right. In APRIL he's averaging 29-9-8, not 29-9-9. And the last two months he's averaging 27-9-7, not 29-9-9.
You caught me.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Respectfully disagree||
Nobody knows who or what the Browns like right now. There has been as much talk about Goff as Wentz from the NFL Insiders as well as Grossi & Mary Kay Cabbot. And for all the QB talk there is just as much discussion about picking best available athlete or trading down. False flags everywhere.
The best news for us Browns fans is that this trade happened now. As somebody on Twitter said this morning "It's like your neighbor's house just sold for 100K over the asking price and yours is the only other house for sale on the street."
|10 weeks 5 days ago||S(ucks)E(lephant)C(ocks) schools,||
Here I am in the last few minutes of my day at work and I'm skimming down a relatively stupid post and suddenly out of nowhere is a 8 (now 10 downvoted comment. What, I think could somebody POSSIBLY say in a dopey thread like this that would warrant all this negative attention?
Then I saw it in all it's glory. "S(ucks)E(lephant)C(ocks) schools," I thought to myself the writer of that HAD to think he was being really clever coming up with somthing so hilarious and he had to be completely new here but no - 30,000 points and almost a year on the board led to his magnum opus S(ucks)E(lephant)C(ocks) schools.
I'm going to be looking for big things from Wolverine in Iowa 68 from now on. Anybody who can unleas a S(ucks)E(lephant)C(ocks) schools is certainly capable of greatness.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||True Confession||
I liked Pixels. I thought it was a pretty good movie actually. I think Sandler has gotten to the point where any movie he does gets slammed (justifiably so in most cases) before anybody has even seen it.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||humble-brag||
He's good-real good. Even I'm impressed.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Take that!||
|11 weeks 15 min ago||Beat me to it by mere seconds||
I was going with Slow Golden but I'm pretty sure we're thinking of the same guy.
|11 weeks 32 min ago||"Rough last 4 weeks for MSU basketball"||
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||Stupidity vs Graft||
I would like to know why the possibility of graft is not more roundly considered/discussed. The sheer fact that ANY conference outside of the ACC/SEC would support this decision screams of payola to me. Think about it - outside of the few California schools the rest of the PAC 12 should be supporitng these camps and they vote no. The Big 12 votes no as does the MWC and the Sunbelt for reasons currently unknown Why would these conferences vote against something that could benefit them UNLESS money was changing hands?
Back when FIFA selected Russia and Qatar for the World Cup everybody talked about how "stupid" they were too. But they weren't stupid at all - they were thiefs and they were voting as they were paid to vote. My guess is we'll find out someday that this vote (like many of the NCAA's investigations or more importantly non-investigations) was bought and paid for.
Bag men dont' just pay off players IMO.
|11 weeks 23 hours ago||Good for Meyer||
And he should. He's smart enough to realize that we share a common enemy in the SEC/NCAA/ESPN Axis alliance that has one goal and that is the preservation of the SEC dominance in football.
In this one particular instance the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||So you're hoping that two||
So you're hoping that two employees of the network firmly in the back pocket of the conference that benefits the most from the ruling will speak out AGAINST the ruling?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||What would happen? Hard to||
What would happen? Hard to know given that in your scenario, kids and coaches not taking calls from Saban, I'm pretty sure He'll has frozen over.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly right||
While the issue was basically corrected under Hoke's watch what Harbaugh said at the time was correct. Read this article - hard to argue what Jimmy was saying about academics back in 2007: FYI-This sure feels like a troll post OP.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Really?||
If that is the dumbest thing you've heard you havent been paying much attention to the news coming out of the NCAA regarding the whole satellite camp ruckus.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||No one knows.||
No one knows.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||At 6'5" 20 pounds can come||
At 6'5" 20 pounds can come and go without TOO much "puffiness" thankfully
|11 weeks 3 days ago||pictures givith and pictures taketh away||
The picture of Leach is from the 78 Rose Bowl. And that was one of the most heartbreaking games I've ever watched. We were #1 much of the year with only a loss to Minnesota screwing up a perfect season so we had an outside shot at the MNC. And we were a heavy favorite over Washington only to fall behind 24-0 before starting what looked to be an amazing comeback that fell JUST short when a sure TD pass was juggled by Braylon's dad Stan Edwards and then intercepted off Ewards back on the goal line.
Fuck Warren Moon by the way.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Exercise ever day||
Have a Fitbit and get 10K steps or better daily. Lift twice a week (would like do it more often but work lately has prevented that) and do cardio the other five days. Alternate running for a minute and then power walking for a minute for an hour which is usually good for about 10K steps all on its own on treadmill or walk around neignboor hood till I hit 10K. Wish I could run longer but the combination of 25 years of smoking plus whooping cough as a baby wiped out my lung capacity.
Side note - do any of the other old guys here put on weight every winter regardless of your excercise/eating? Each year I float up about 20 pounds between November and March and every year I lose it between April and June.
Some of you guys may have noticed my wife is sort of into working out so it's DEFINITELY a priority in our house.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Has anybody EVER seen these guys in the same room???||
I mean like ever? I'm thinking they are the same guy.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Who is surprised by this?||
The NCAA has 0.0% interest in doing anything that might disrupt the hegemony that the SEC enjoys over the rest of college football and these camps present an obvious incursion onto their turf. If anybody is shocked that the same organization who consistently and willfully turns a blind eye to recruiting payola in the SEC wants to stop camps that level the playing field just a bit they simply arent paying very close attention.
I'll make a side bet here. When all is said and done, sometime in the next 10 years we're going to find out that corruption and payoffs a-la FIFA are going on with many key officials in the NCAA They cant be that stupid and still remain alive (they'd forget to eat, breath and poop if they were) so they must be crooks.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||It depends on the post and the poster IMO||
I've found that people who post generally positive comments or information get corrected less than people bitching about something. Also, I think once people have been around here for a while and others get to know you a bit there is a bit more grace extended when obvious typing errors are made.
But at the end of the day I find the people who get pissed over being correct funnier than the people doing the correcting. I mean if I got mad every time i got flagged for a you're instead of your or a there instead of their I'd spend all day being upset. It's a "my bad" and move on.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Some credit to Hoke for this IMO||
As thrilled as I was to see Hoke let go and as much crap as he takes here on the board I do think the fact that Harbaugh is ahead of schedule is at least somewhat thanks to the cupboard NOT being bare when he took over. There was definitely talent here, albiet hopelessly undercoached and underdeveloped, but it's not like Jimmy achieved 10-3 last year with pixie dust and magic beans.
Hoke failed at a lot of things but recruiting, for the most part (outside of quarterbacks), was not one of them.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Something about that old||
Something about that old English D makes relievers curl up and die.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||When they make one that looks like this||
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||Quick question. How many of||
Quick question. How many of the people bitching about the announcers bias never realized they were on the "team feed" channel?
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||Holy fucking shit||
Holy fucking shit
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||It really is. Well played by||
It really is. Well played by both teams
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||I could give 2 shits who wins||
I could give 2 shits who wins this and I sense NO bias in the officiating (it sucks both ways) or the announcing.