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|28 min 43 sec ago||Maryland 60% OSU 45% MSU||
It adds up to 200%, as it should.
It's also based on "who would I rather see lose in games between them?" If it were more like "who would I want my teams to beat the most" I'd have to reshuffle.
|37 min 15 sec ago||It's not about trying to||
It's not about trying to stop. It's about if one or more wheels hit a slippery patch, which they will. The more wheels you have delivering power to a grippy part of the road, the better you'll do. If your front wheels hit the ice, you still have the rear wheels moving the car - and not coincidentally, off the ice. With traction control the car can then take all the power off the front wheels, and then off the rear wheels when they cross the icy patch. In a front-wheel drive car you have nothing.
In the kind of road you get during a heavy snow - not yet plowed, but with ruts where the traffic has been - the road has slippery patches and good patches, and AWD with traction control is going to keep the car way, way straighter and safer than 2WD.
|45 min 27 sec ago||I got 0% financing when I||
I got 0% financing when I bought my Escape, so I'm slightly above-water on the Blue Book value for a trade in and quite a bit above-water for a private sale. I've been thinking of continuing to pay it down and keeping my eye out for another 0% financing deal if I can find one, and using the difference on a down payment to upgrade to an MKC.
Problem is that the Escape is the top trim-level and the bells and whistles that I like (the kick-tailgate is absolute genius) don't come on the lower trim levels on the Lincoln. And we wonder why we can't sell any. I'd have to jack it all the way up to at least $45,000 if I want a Lincoln with the kick-tailgate. Which I do because it's handy as hell.
|3 hours 10 min ago||It's at Breslin, so, he's||
It's at Breslin, so, he's probably only like the 330th ugliest thing in the photo. Including the building.
|19 hours 26 min ago||If the possibility exists||
If the possibility exists that somebody might call a particular uniform "sickkkkkk" then I don't want to see it, ever.
|1 day 22 hours ago||- Best round of golf is about||
- Best round of golf is about a 112 on what must be the easiest course in the whole Midwest.
- I play like shit. Oh, rules. I don't do gimmes or mulligans. I'd only be kidding myself.
|5 days 49 min ago||I always felt the best way to||
I always felt the best way to handle 16 would've been to keep it out of circulation until his last teammate retired. Other than that I'm not sure there's a not-awkward way to put it back in circulation, and permanent retirement doesn't seem quite right either.
|6 days 5 hours ago||I believe that would look||
I believe that would look like someone jerked off into a pile of elephant shit.
|1 week 21 hours ago||True. I actually Google||
True. I actually Google Earthed that a bit ago and they're closer to Baltimore harbor than to Lake Erie by about twelve or fifteen miles. I'm willing to give them a waiver basically for being on the western side of the mountains. But, I also wouldn't bat an eye if we traded them to the ACC for someone more midwestern. Maybe Pitt. Then everyone who gives a shit about markets can still have their markets.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yes, which makes Maryland now||
Yes, which makes Maryland now and forever not a real Big Ten school. Rutgers too.
|1 week 1 day ago||Still don't want Oklahoma and||
Still don't want Oklahoma and Texas. This is not a game of collect 'em all. You don't win for having the coolest schools in your conference. Texas acts like hegemonic assholes. I don't know why any conference would want to invite the school that destroyed the Big 12 as well as the Pac-16 before it even left the ground. They'll come in acting like their shit don't stink and nobody will want to live with them.
Nothing against Oklahoma per se, I suppose, but you're not a Big Ten school if you're closer to saltwater than to a Great Lake.
I agree with the first one-third of your post. The rest, no.
|1 week 4 days ago||Because Buzz City is a fake||
Because Buzz City is a fake nickname that nobody has ever used and Motor City predates the Pistons.
|1 week 5 days ago||Offseason schmoffseason.||
Offseason schmoffseason. First off it only started about 11:30 last night as far as I'm concerned. Second....it's summer in Michigan. Time to go out and enjoy a life that doesn't revolve around football. I feel sorry for anyone who calls these the doldrums.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||It's not mutually exclusive||
It's not mutually exclusive to acknowledge that Lloyd was both a highly successful coach that won a national championship, and a bit of a dinosaur who left the program in sore need of an overhaul.
It is, however, massively dickish to define him by the latter at the expense of the former.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Fuck that. Golden Girls is||
Fuck that. Golden Girls is great. Anyone who can't appreciate sassy old ladies isn't much of a man. Betty White didn't make a triumphant return to celebrity status because of her work on the Mary Tyler Moore show.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"The Knicks wouldn't do this||
"The Knicks wouldn't do this because it is stupid" is not a real thing.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||No...no, it really isn't.||
No...no, it really isn't. You play it like the Wings were the only ones in the league who were spending. Colorado spent, Dallas spent, St. Louis spent, Philly spent, New Jersey spent. Congratulations and all for being smart enough to take Kane first overall and Toews third overall, but when your stars are grossly underpaid it's easy to build a team around them. They only just started making what they're worth last summer.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You must be joking. Anyone||
You must be joking.
Anyone who's not mentally sharp is going to bat .150, period. You can't hit if you're not paying attention and if you think you can just flip the paying attention switch when you need to, you're nuts. Fielders aren't just standing there. Baseball players are taught, every new batter, to re-assess in their mind what they're going to do with the ball. "If it's a single in front of me I'll do this, if it's a double to the corner I do that, if it's a short fly ball I do something else." There's a reason relievers have a reputation for being a little crazy: because if you're wound up too tight in a role where you're constantly getting up and down and never know when you'll play, you'll be a wreck.
And if you would be cool going to work for 27 weeks with an average of one day off a week and some weeks none at all, and jetting all over the country to do it, more power to you.
"Baseball isn't mentally taxing" is extremely ignorant.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yes....and rifle shooting is||
Yes....and rifle shooting is an NCAA sport too.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||What....North? No zings||
What....North? No zings without ID, son, or a well-placed zing is mere trollery.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||By beating North, no less :)||
By beating North, no less :)
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Think we had this thread||
Think we had this thread not too long ago, but I'll bite again. This is not my 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser, but it's exactly like it. Got it as a graduation present in 2000 - my folks used the money I freed up for them by getting my college paid for by ROTC.
Pros: Insanely good gas mileage for a car of that weight and displacement. (Generally about 25-26 mpg, could top 30 under just the right conditions.) Has roof rack. Hauls enormous amounts of stuff and is therefore perfect for trucking my worldly possessions back and forth the 10-11 hour drive to school. Capable as well of hauling a sofa on the roof. Incredibly durable wagonbeast - only ever had to put about $30 worth of repairs under the hood. (The serpentine belt tensioner seized up and took the belt with it.) Seats folded very flat to maximize storage. Comfy cloth seats.
Cons: Vintage 1984 interior design. (Exterior, too, but I still kinda like it.) Had obnoxious dashboard vibration at exactly the freeway speed I like to travel. Really heavy gas pedal canceled out a lot of the pickup you should get with a 3.8L V6. Utterly stupid location of battery terminals made it incredibly difficult to jump/offer a jump. Handled like a warehouse.
Verdict: BEST FIRST CAR. One of my greatest regrets in life is not getting a picture of the car stuffed to the gills, roof rack piled high, and two bikes on a bike rack in the back - the result of driving myself and a buddy back home from school with both our stuff. That car was a trooper. Plus even though it wasn't much good on freeway entrance ramps, it was surprisingly excellent accelerating from 60 and up, the better to pass people on two-lane highways. And had I ever gotten in a crash I have little doubt I'd've been solidly protected.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Bullshit. I don't see even||
Bullshit. I don't see even one single sub.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Rather than bolstering the||
Pity, because that rule has been doing such a great fucking job of that, up til now.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I don't see why your opinion||
Because acting like they're not happening just because you don't care about them is stupid.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Also the super regionals of||
Also the super regionals of the college baseball tournament, and the only day where all eight series are guaranteed to be playing.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||There's a fair chance your||
There's a fair chance your Grandpa and mine crossed paths. My Grandpa spent the war in Texas in the Army, training medics for the European theater.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, that quote is just||
Yeah, that quote is just nothing but inoffensive fluff. In fact that's pretty much the whole interview. The equivalent of a guy sitting at his locker saying "we just try to give 110%, take it one day at a time, hopefully things go our way." I see nothing to get worked up about.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Calling womyn "female" is a||
Calling womyn "female" is a common microaggression borne of a misogynistic cis-gendered paradigm that ignores the role of self-identified genderqueer identification in fulfilling modern sex roles and escaping the limiting factors of white Euro-male dominance in society.
Or something, I guess.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Here's a twist on the||
Here's a twist on the question, too: I was about nine, ten when Desmond was playing. That's the perfect age to watch the really amazing players. Wide-eyed wonder hardly begins to describe it. I sort of wish I'd been ten years old to watch Denard play.