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|1 day 19 hours ago||THIS should be added to the||
THIS should be added to the OP and title. HUGE difference between a vague general statement about usual attrition vs. "careers of 3 players are over."
|1 week 1 day ago||Dave Brandon, don't go away||
Dave Brandon, don't go away mad.
Dave Brandon, just go away.
|1 week 1 day ago||People with narcissistic||
People with narcissistic personality traits are not good at admitting mistakes. If they do, they will find a way to make excuses or blame the mistakes on others.
As a clinical psychologist I try really hard to be "off duty" when I'm not at work (and I'm not a big fan of diagnostic labels in the first place), but everything I hear about Brandon is just straight out of the textbook.
|1 week 2 days ago||I am more than ok with||
I am more than ok with muppets if DB is fired. Can't imagine anyone worse replacing him.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Wow. You win blog.||
Wow. You win blog.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's a statistical term||
It's a statistical term meaning that independent variables have independent rather than overlapping/redundant effects on the dependent variable.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Why are the numbers all||
Why are the numbers all stripey? Aside from my disdain for messing with the best uniforms in football (especially for a home game), I don't hate these except for the prominently featured weird/ugly stripes.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Umm, I'm no rocket surgeon,||
Umm, I'm no rocket surgeon, but my educated guess is that the Athletic Department is urging fan attendance (moreso than they might otherwise be) because of the uncharacteristically large number of available seats, which in turn is related to the boycott, the losing record, and the semi-independent disdain for the Athletic Director (and for some folks the coach too).
The boycott seems most directly related to disdain for the AD, though plenty of folks aren't formally boycotting but are tuning out due to apathy or not wanting to spend money to get punched in the dong again. If we just had a losing record with an AD we trusted and/or a coach we still had faith in we wouldn't have a boycott, nor so many empty seats. I'd say there's some shared variance among those factors, but also some degree of orthogonality.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well, at least I can take||
Well, at least I can take comfort in the knowledge that THE_KNOWLEDGE has never been right about anything (maybe in a parallel universe...but not in this one as far as I recall).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Two things that I would||
Two things that I would absolutely love to locate:
Columbia (the brand) faded army green Michigan long sleeve with white lettering and the seal on the front. Bought around '96 (at Ulrich's?), and haven't seen anything like it since.
The type of shirts they had at Steve and Barry's around '96 that simply had MICHIGAN in white letters on cool faded colors (old school maize, army green, faded red, etc.)
It's been really hard for me to find any clothing that isn't brightly colored/patterned, covered in addidas logos, or completely esoteric (I'm looking at you, MgoStore). I recently got one of those American Aparrel shirts from underground shirts (not bad, but still too yellow) and have a long sleeve blue Champion, but really miss those (relatively) old shirts.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||For the first time in my life||
For the first time in my life I don't know if I care anymore, and also for the first time I have zero optimism that we can beat any given team. If this was still Lloyd's team (or even RR) I would be hopeful we could pull off a run; but I'm not, and that's sad. Going camping, and will watch the game tomorrow.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Who the hell knows anymore.||
Who the hell knows anymore.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Well uh apparently these 2||
Well uh apparently these 2 and 3 star recruits were able to execute but our 4 stars just haven't executed. We look great in practice but just can't execute. Execute execute execute. Well uh, what else could it possibly be?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||More stubborn than bold. He||
More proud and stubborn than bold. He seems like the type of person who would never admit a mistake.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Sure. Or Brian, Seth, Ace,||
Sure. Or Brian, Seth, Ace, Heiko, you, WD...I'll take pretty much any intelligent person who loves Michigan more than his own ego.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yep, ESPN and BTN generally||
Yep, ESPN and BTN generally do a good job getting the replays up fairly quickly. NBA League Pass generally has a bit more lag, and NFL Replay is a huge pain in the ass between their various rules (Sunday games shown after Sunday night football is over, Monday night not shown for 24 hrs, no watching ANY games while MNF is going on) and much longer delay.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Abortions for some, miniature||
Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I may have been a little||
I may have been a little buzzed when I wrote that, but I mean it. I'm not big on potatoes, but that meaty hippy hash just has so much awesome in it.
Edit: Oh, I see what you mean now. Guess I was still a bit buzzed when I wrote this and proofread that :)
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Re: trolling Borges||
I think it was a rhetorical question meant as a joke :)
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I gave you a +1 after just||
I gave you a +1 after just reading the title. Yes, that.
So great to see coherent and aggressive gameplans on both sides of the ball!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Don't know about raisin||
Don't know about raisin toast, and I prefer my eggs sunny side up, but Fleetwood's meaty hippy hash is hands down the best breakfast in the world. All hashbrowns since I've left Ann Arbor have been meh since I've left Ann Arbor.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I don't feel great about||
I don't feel great about having a tied record though. Maybe Brandon will schedule them again so that we don't go down in history tied with App State?
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||A 10 or even 9 win season||
A 10 or even 9 win season (hopefully with a semi-high profile bowl win) would do wonders, and that's totally what I'm hoping for and expecting (though I'm always optimistic). I really do worry about what might happen if this year looks like last year though...
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Ugh.||
I'm skeptical that this is the same guy from the haloscan days, but I haven't found any humor or (especially) wit in this schtick in at least 5 years. Also the consistently inaccurate predictions and running out of silly space-time reasons to explain have been adding up for a while. Don't understand why such a smart audience goes ga-ga for this stuff.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I live in Portland (OR), and||
I live in Portland (OR), and really miss Two Hearted, as well as some other Bell's offerings, Founders, and Arcadia IPA.
I used to be an IPA snob/junkie--I find the porters, stouts, and barley wines too filling to have more than one, don't like syrupy beers (like browns and bocks and Fat Tire and PBR), and hate the flavor of bananas and/or cloves in my beer (so not into most Belgian beers)--but haven't been impressed by an IPA in quite a while and rarely had anything that could compete with Two Hearted (sorry for the terribly long sentence, I'm about to go to bed and don't feel like fixing it).
Ninkasi Total Domination is pretty much everywhere here, and it's solid but not amazing. I recently tried Three Way from Fort George and that actually really did impress me. This may sound trendy and lame, but I'm becoming obsessed with sours, and there's a bunch of great breweries for that out here.
Some of my favorite things about living in Portland though are: Raineer and Olympia are pretty much the best cheap beers I've ever had (I'd say they're almost similar quality to Labatt and Yuengling lager), and I can get a pint or tall boy of one of those, plus a whiskey (Old Crow is often the rail, and standard pour is a good two shots) for $5-6 total at most bars in town. Pints of the good stuff are rarely over 4 bucks. And I pretty much never have to worry about crappy Special K music anywhere I go because most bars let the bartenders play whatever they want.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'm worried about Will||
I'm worried about Will Campbell. I follow the Jets pretty closely (even pre-season) and haven't heard a peep about him since he was drafted. We have some semi-serious O-line concerns, and his name hasn't even been brought up as someone who could potentially contribute. I know they weren't expecting immediate impact from guy changing positions, he's gonna have to show something soon if he wants to stick around.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Henson himself has admitted||
Henson himself has admitted it was the wrong decision, and it was sad to watch (I think it was the ESPN documentary about Brady and the 6 QBs chosen in the draft before him) him express his regrets.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||You're a good man, and||
You're a good man, and thorough.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||My biggest issue (maybe aside||
My biggest issue (maybe aside from his arrogant and condescending personality) is the way he does marketing. I think for a program like Michigan it should be based on tradition and quality, much like Porsche, Tag Heuer, etc. It should be minimal and classy, focusing on the tradition and values associated with the product. He should be emphasizing the awesomeness of our traditional uniforms, the band, the Big House without advertising, etc. The things that make us unique and special, not pandering to the lowest common denominator and trying to make us like everyone else.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, totally agree. I just||
Yeah, totally agree. I just meant that if there was no video or perhaps there was some pushing in the video it might not be automatically worthy of instant dismissal, whereas this is very clear evidence that I think (like pretty much all of us on here) eliminates the right to have any option other than dismissal on the table.