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|7 hours 20 min ago||Listen, it's fun hating Ohio||
Listen, it's fun hating Ohio State, but if you can't recognize that Michigan draws a sizable portion of its brand, value, and ineffable Michigan-ness from Ohio State, and vice versa, then you gotta grow up a bit and smell the coffee.
|8 hours 14 min ago||The biggest naval base in the||
The biggest naval base in the world is in Virginia. Control that and you control the entire Atlantic.
|14 hours 14 min ago||And if he weren't filming on||
And if he weren't filming on the mean streets of middle-class suburbia after borrowing Mom's Saab.
|14 hours 17 min ago||This is why "follow your||
This is why "follow your passion" isn't always good advice. Because sometimes you really suck at your passion.
|15 hours 53 min ago||The way I put it on my blog a||
The way I put it on my blog a little while back was similar; it doesn't have to necessarily be a bridge to the south, but what it does for the B1G is keep the eastward avenues open whether it be north or south. Remember there was a Delany quote, and Barry Alvarez too, obliquely referencing a need to keep Penn State happy. (Delany talked about Rutgers and Maryland "solidifying the expansion we've done in the past," and obviously wasn't referencing Nebraska.)
A little fear that PSU might have been quietly mulling departure (more than likely, to the ACC) is understandably disquieting for the B1G. However unlikely it ever was, it would've blocked the B1G from ever accessing the eastern seaboard if the ACC had PSU, Pitt, Cuse, Maryland, and BC. Rutgers and UConn wouldn't have been B1G options. Now the B1G can, if it ever wants to, explore all up and down the coast.
On a totally separate note, recruiting in NJ and MD is nice, but the presidents don't give a shit.
|16 hours 9 min ago||"Over 60,000" is no doubt the||
"Over 60,000" is no doubt the paid attendance; I went to the Purdue-CMU game and while it was very well-attended, it didn't put more than about 45,000 butts in the seats. And that had a lot more to do with CMU than a Big Ten team. At least two Chip fans for every Boilermaker.
|1 day 9 hours ago||"Hip" is definitely a word||
"Hip" is definitely a word used by people that aren't.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Using what, Google Mars?||
Using what, Google Mars?
|1 day 16 hours ago||I don't deny it. Twice the||
I don't deny it. Twice the teams is more than twice the fun, though.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I think you're selling UVA||
I think you're selling UVA short. Truthfully I will be shocked if he doesn't go there. UVA's attractive for the reasons you mentioned but they've also done a great job selling Brown on what they offer in his chosen field of study, and he's dead serious about that aspect of his recruitment.
P.S. His mom died six years ago, so I have to really question how plugged in you are, or if perhaps you're mixing up Brown with someone else.
|1 day 18 hours ago||They've obviously made an||
They've obviously made an executive decision to give Old Lady Tyrell a much larger role in the show than the book. I can't say enough how much I approve of this.
|1 day 20 hours ago||She's such a Lannister in||
She's such a Lannister in that regard, and has a very minimal brain-to-mouth filter. I love it.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Interesting theory, the crows||
Interesting theory, the crows as sort of avatars of the old gods. I had never really considered that. I always just figured that crows always hang around dead things (in the ASOIAF world) and wights are dead things. But the way you put that is interesting.
I find it ironic, though, that of all the various gods floating around Westeros and elsewhere, it seems to me the only gods that never do squat for anyone are the Seven. I can't recall any time in which they've proven themselves useful to those that rely on them.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Also, next week they are off||
I am really looking forward to reading this thread at that time.
|2 days 9 hours ago||LOL you walked Miggy to get||
LOL you walked Miggy to get to Prince and it worked exactly as ought to be expected LOL
|4 days 10 hours ago||A commercial I hate, as real||
A commercial I hate, as real refs would say, thanks for your input kid, now inbound the ball already. It's not like they can change the call.
|4 days 18 hours ago||But only a fun exercise.||
But only a fun exercise. We're pretty much locked in at five now; 4x16 was never more than a figment of many imaginations.
|5 days 8 hours ago||We have a roster of almost||
We have a roster of almost entirely NHLers; Russia does not.
|5 days 8 hours ago||That's always fun to talk||
That's always fun to talk about and all, and pretend we live in a world where it might, but it is never happening.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Check the batteries in your||
Check the batteries in your detector.
|5 days 19 hours ago||They already think the||
"Buckeye" and "drunken fool" in the same sentence together. Imagine that.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Honestly, given the mostly||
Honestly, given the mostly no-name roster Russia brought to the tournament, I can't say I didn't expect the US to be able to pull this off. Russia lost to France(!!) earlier, so this clearly isn't the powerhouse team they fielded last year. 8-3 - now that's surprising.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Yeah. Two minutes for||
Yeah. Two minutes for "high-sticking."
|6 days 20 hours ago||Because he's BFF's with Bud||
Because he's BFF's with Bud Foster and plus I always consider it a little silly when someone expresses surprise that a recruit would choose an instate school.
+1 for the excellent wordplay, though.
|1 week 3 days ago||With a little work the cheese||
With a little work the cheese thing could probably happen too.
And I'm out. Cousin knocking at the door. Updates on Vermont perhaps in tomorrow's drinkin' thread.
P.S. On my drive in here from Burlington you can really see why they call these the Green Mountains. Lovely.
|1 week 3 days ago||Also adorable: calling Hoke||
Also adorable: calling Hoke inarticulate when Dantonio's press conferences consist entirely of "growl growl mumble grunt go away."
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm sitting in my hotel room||
I'm sitting in my hotel room in Vermont waiting for my cousin to come pick me up. So I don't know what I'll be drinking and I don't know where, but I'll be enjoying it regardless.
Since Vermont and all, it might just end up being a Magic Hat. I'll be disappointed if that shit's not on tap everywhere.
|1 week 4 days ago||Thanks! Actually I'm most||
Thanks! Actually I'm most proud of having been asked to give the oath, although admittedly my cousin's options are somewhat limited in that it has to be a current or former officer who gives it. Still, even though I'll miss his commencement and kind of squeeze my own, I absolutely had to make the effort to get out there.
|1 week 4 days ago||I always like to do the||
I always like to do the magazine crossword, so no, not always a fellow Michigan grad.
Although occasionally I like to halfway fill it out, and mess up half the answers I put in, just for a little added challenge for the next guy. Can he fix it? Or will he chicken out and surreptitiously switch the magazines, hoping for an empty one? Or maybe he'll just suck it up and do the sudoku instead.
|1 week 4 days ago||Got muchos plans this weekend||
Got muchos plans this weekend and I'm excited. Two weeks ago the family went to Grand Rapids to watch youngest brother graduate from GVSU. This weekend is my own commencement exercises at UDM for my masters degree. (Not to get too excited; I have four classes still to take in the summer and then it's MBA city.) About two hours after those end I hop a plane to Vermont where my cousin is graduating from Norwich University, and I have the honor of giving him his commissioning oath into the Army. Oh, and my middle brother just got his acceptance into the University of Washington for his own MBA, which he'll start in the fall. Good times in the family as we all get ourselves edjicated up.