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|18 hours 49 min ago||I am a Section 1 hipster. He||
I am a Section 1 hipster. He was better back in the day before he got all political.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Anyone else using TwinSpires?||
Anyone else using TwinSpires? My first day on the site and I'm liking it.
|1 week 6 days ago||Freestyle walking!||
|1 week 6 days ago||That was a funny comment. It||
That was a funny comment. It made me laugh, I admit. In part because it was a funny comment.
|1 week 6 days ago||I was most likely to succeed||
I was most likely to succeed in my high school class (albeit a class of 62), and had really solid test scores. My grades, for the most part, were underwhelming.
I applied early to Holy Cross. Growing up in Central Mass I'd always had a great deal of respect for that school. I also applied to Villanova, BC, Lehigh, and Fairfield. I was deferred to regular admission at Holy Cross and ultimately rejected. Villanova and Lehigh placed me on waitlists that I never got off. BC flat out rejected me. The last school that I heard from was the school I wanted to attend the least, Fairfield University. Thankfully they accepted me. I always think that if my late father wasn't an alum I might not have been headed to any college in the Fall of 2001.
I'd like to say I learned my lesson and got really good grades at Fairfield but I basically mirrored my high school career of underperformance. I'm ok with that, I guess. Some people just aren't good at being students and I was one of them. Either that or I was lazy. I started out as a math major because calulus came easily to me. Eventually I realized that the more abstract courses were going over my often hungover head. I switched to Econ because it left more room for bullshit.
Things went pretty well for me in Southwestern CT. I'm glad that I got to share a common experience with my father. We had a lot of fun rooting for Fairfield hoops together and Fairfield football before they cut the program when I was a sophomore. When I started following Michigan Football religiously I had a moment of regret for not applying to UM. Then, I did some research and realized I likely wouldn't have been admitted there either.
I wish 18 year old MAgoBLUE could have read this post and seen that things worked out ok. Despite my lack of preparation the college search was important to me and I took myself pretty serious back then.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I never had anyone to||
I never had anyone to indoctrinate me into MGoCulture. I learned everything I know from the internet - mostly MGoBlog. In a way, all of you are my Lou and I thank you!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Ohh ok I didn't notice that||
Ohh ok I didn't notice that until now. That is pretty funny.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Ace made a GIF after the||
Ace made a GIF after the Florida game of the Gator mascot looking up toward the rafters in disappointment. I thought it was a funny moment and not in poor taste to tweak the Florida fans a little bit.
However, after the Syracuse game he made a GIF of the Brandon Triche charge that he called, "RIP Otto the Orange". That was obviously a huge play and it's nice to have it in GIF form but it was just a 50/50 call that went our way and didn't have anything to do with Otto. I just thought the title was unnecessary and a little inflammatory.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It took me a while to||
It took me a while to understand the brilliance of his twitter. I even unfollowed him before. Now I'm all in.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I followed everyone who||
I followed everyone who mentioned their handle. I'm @Tim_de_la_Page. My account is on lockdown mode so send me a follow request. I need more followers. Feels like I'm tweeting to myself on there most of the time.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Right now a Nantucket Nectars||
Right now a Nantucket Nectars half and half. Later beer. I'm inspired by the woman I saw outside of Mobil on the Run drinking a Corona and hanging out with her pit bull. Although I must say I will choose a better beer.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I made a bet about a month||
I made a bet about a month ago on DG for Heisman. $2.50 to win $100.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Went to bed thinking Iginla||
Went to bed thinking Iginla was on a plane for Boston. Woke up and found out he's in Pittsburgh. Not cool.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Obligatory tailgating advice||
Obligatory tailgating advice from our hosts in Connecticut goes here:
|8 weeks 3 days ago||You're going to be frequently||
You're going to be frequently disappointed if you use Texas as your expectation for national football fandom. Especially in comparison to Connecticut. Now women's basketball on the other hand. . .
|8 weeks 3 days ago||The kids call this "tweet||
The kids call this "tweet beef".
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||I'm not ready to say he'd be||
I'm not ready to say he'd be the best player in our secondary. McCourty has shown some things at safety and Talib is a very solid corner on the field if not off the field. But yeah, Kovacs could certainly make the team.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||"Positive and non-hostile||
"Positive and non-hostile crowd". The Fairfield Difference.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||Fairfield grad here. Lax is||
Fairfield grad here. Lax is by far our best sport and the team is pretty good this year. For Michigan to compete like that on the road against us is a good sign for the young program. With the resources and reputation of Michigan and the growing popularity of lax around the country it's only a matter of time before you pass us by either in the ECAC or eventually in a B1G Lax conference. (Sigh. . .)
|10 weeks 21 hours ago||Great move by the Pats to at||
Great move by the Pats to at least kick the tires on Kovacs. He's earned the consideration.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I like your user name.||
I like your user name.
|11 weeks 12 min ago||The year was 2008 and I||
The year was 2008 and I googled "Michigan Football Blogs". The rest is history.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I like to think that it has||
I like to think that it has been someone's full time job at the NCAA for the last 2.5 years to review Gardner's application for a redshirt.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||About a week ago when I was||
About a week ago when I was drunk at 2 in the morning I bet $2.50 on Gardner for the Heisman at 40/1. So that is now my expectation. Anything less is unacceptable.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I am completely freaked out||
I am completely freaked out by this.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||The Providence radio guys||
The Providence radio guys accused the bat of homerism.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||This.||
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Merry Christmas and Go Blue||
Merry Christmas and Go Blue from Terling, Essex, UK. I'm rocking the M gear and teaching the locals that Ohio is the worst state ever.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I saw this yesterday and was||
I saw this yesterday and was deeply disturbed. Damn you, Vrabro.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I am not happy!!!!||
I am not happy!!!!