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|2 hours 9 min ago||Whoa there. Travis Fryman||
Whoa there. Travis Fryman was awesome. Fryman was of a totally different Tigers era than the doldrums. That was the "score will be 10-8, win or lose" heyday, which was kind of fun.
|3 hours 5 min ago||There are some UVA fans||
There are some UVA fans disappointed to have missed out on this guy. Part of it is that STAB is almost literally UVA's backyard.
|3 hours 10 min ago||It's not even about 2003.||
It's not even about 2003. I'm grateful to have a Tigers team that isn't the Randy Smith era of the late '90s. That was a totally directionless franchise with no plan and no ambition and no capability of doing anything but spinning its wheels. It was a lost decade. DD had the franchise in position every year, which is all I ever ask - the rest is just up to execution.
|3 hours 32 min ago||There has GOT to be more to||
There has GOT to be more to this story.
I don't think it's because he was selling at the deadline. DD wouldn't have done that without the boss's permission.
It's not good news at all and there seriously must be some behind-the-scenes stuff that we'll never know about. You don't just up and fire a GM over one rebuilding season. More than losing DD, who completely turned the franchise around, I fear some internal dysfunction.
|6 hours 24 min ago||Helped get my dad's 26-foot||
Helped get my dad's 26-foot Albemarle from Ocean City, MD back to Michigan. It looks like this on a trailer:
You quickly learn that 100 miles of fuel remaining = 50 miles of fuel remaining, that your new 0-60 time is about ten minutes, and to choose restaurants and gas stations based on trailer-friendliness. In other words, hello truck stops. Never been so happy to see Breezewood, PA.
|1 day 50 min ago||Few things are lamer than||
Few things are lamer than orchestrating "cool moments" for the sake of cameras.
|1 day 5 hours ago||You say that like it's a bad||
You say that like it's a bad thing. If it's English it's automatically classy.
|2 days 1 hour ago||It's a shame that guy||
It's a shame that guy wouldn't know a meter if it smacked him in the face. Funny the way they are. Downright hysterical if they had any rhythmic structure whatsoever.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I have to go here and throw||
I have to go here and throw in a plug for my favorite Dr. Seuss - the incredibly, vastly underrated And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I have it on good authority||
I have it on good authority that it was not you who were late for anything. It was instead a Mr. W. Rabbit.
|6 days 13 hours ago||You're saying the NFL was||
You're saying the NFL was offered a spreadsheet conveniently put together by Brady's agents, on which they'd have to take the agents' word it was complete and accurate, and in order to find out what was on Brady's cell phone, they could instead track down multiple other cell phones and check off items on the spreadsheet? And that's a perfectly reasonable alternative to just spending 10 minutes scrolling through Brady's phone?
Sorry, defending that approach is a stretch beyond stretches. All this fuck-Goodell outrage pretty much ignores the fact that Brady basically just broke into the Watergate hotel.
|1 week 4 hours ago||I hate your idea of suing||
I hate your idea of suing because I don't want to sit here for three years watching some godawful lawsuit wend its way through the courts while ESPN breathlessly reports on every stupid motion and argument and filing in existence. I just upvoted for the Few Good Men reference.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Yes, they can, but from the||
Yes, they can, but from the phone company, which would probably never give them up short of anything but a legal subpoena. To the NFL, they're as unrecoverable as if I called up AT&T and said, hey, give me so-and-so's stored-up text messages.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Today in Awkwardly Worded||
Today in Awkwardly Worded Headlines: it's good to know Tuskegee has finally gotten out from the oppressive shadow that is Dennis Norfleet.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nay to Vanderbilt. Doesn't||
Nay to Vanderbilt. Doesn't pass the saltwater test. Close but no cigar, they're closer to Mobile Bay than to Lake Michigan. If you're closer to salt water than to a Great Lake, no Big Ten for you. That rule if actually enacted would've saved the Big Ten a lot of trouble.
|1 week 1 day ago||Where have you been the last||
Where have you been the last 60 or 70 years?
|1 week 4 days ago||How did we get this far into||
How did we get this far into the discussion and not mention the impact of Dave Brandon Junior on this whole thing? Sounds to me like Saban to Texas could've been done quite easily until Patterson pissed off his agent.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My all-time favorite band,||
My all-time favorite band, playing one of their very best songs:
|2 weeks 3 days ago||And in most cases that's a||
And in most cases that's a good thing. Here, maybe not, I just really like the very chill vibe of the studio version, but Billy Preston is killing it anyway and the whole band is as '70s as '70s can be, so hey.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||TMNT while it was on, then||
TMNT while it was on, then Animaniacs. Definitely some Animaniacs.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I like the non-live version||
I like the non-live version of this song better than live, it's a bit more laid-back, but the OP said live, so I'll be obliging.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I like this game. It's a||
I like this game. It's a great deal more memorable than pretty much any other game that year. Hell of a lot more interesting than your basic run of the mill 24-10 win.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||There's an xkcd for||
There's an xkcd for that:
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If you like the Garcia page,||
If you like the Garcia page, also read up on Operation Mincemeat. In general the whole story of intelligence during WWII is fascinating. The Brits absolutely ran circles around the Germans throughout the whole war.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki||
Read and learn, everyone.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Fking grammar Nazis.||
Fking grammar Nazis.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Amazon's a retail company||
Amazon's a retail company like any other retail company. Which means they hype up sales to try and generate, you know, sales. Probably 100 years ago Sears or Montgomery Ward or Hudson's would have these big posters up advertising a sale and people would walk out going, "I say, old bean, that was a dilly of a letdown." Why anyone expects Amazon to be magically different because it's an Internet company and start selling $50 TVs is beyond me.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The change from calling it||
The change from calling it Big Jim's is a really recent development, so I don't know all that much about it.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Nobody from UVA ever said UVA||
Nobody from UVA ever said UVA had the "largest mall in the country." Just the only one that's a World Heritage Site.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The interesting thing to me||
The interesting thing to me about the Craig Ross blurb is this:
Ross said he wished Franklin and Leach threw the ball more (and better) - which is basically RR's offense. Thus the highly ironic and idiotic nature of whatever boogeymen were out there during the RR era, pining for the good old days. Ever since Bo left, the offense we've run that bears the absolute least resemblance to Bo's offense..... is Lloyd Carr's!
Lloyd's model was to find a bazooka statue and have him either give to the RB or shoot off rockets. I figure this is partly because Harbaugh showed what could be done with a QB with passing skills, and that combined with that being the direction the world was moving anyway, convinced Bo's successors to go find strong-armed QBs. Thus, Grbac, Navarre, Henne, etc. Bo's offense would've had little use for John Navarre; RR would never have recruited him.