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|8 hours 25 min ago||yeah||
like beating MSU and OSU!
[I couldn't resist]
|1 day 4 hours ago||If you ask me, the Heisman||
sullied itself several times over the past few years on character issues, and it appears to be the best QB with the very seldom RB award anymore. So there is room to move.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Yeah - I remember walking through a demonstration||
on the Diag opposing the invasion of Grenada on my way to NROTC drill in uniform. My presence wasn't appreciated.
Then there were the protests every time the NSA or CIA came to recruit on campus.
The thing is, back then the protestors yelling down a response that we were giving a sovereign nation back their freedom was considered free speech - something both sides of the debate supported. Now, this safe space / trigger warning stuff has worked its way into the institution / classroom. Universities have allowed themselves to be bullied into denying opposing views.
The old days - protesting outside The Sniper - engaging people walking in and out as to issues with the movie = good. Now, the University not showing the movie because it may offend a segment of students = bad. I personally think there is more to be gained by showing the movie and discussing both points of view - I'll bet there is more common ground between segments than either of them think. Think how much value is in that.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Completely agree about the Internet||
and I also agree with StephenRKass about the value of open dicussion, and how that was one of the best parts of my dorm experience. I do wonder if the University has created too many "community" dorms, and if that has diminished the diversity of the experience.
|4 days 9 hours ago||You would think it would be in MSU's interest||
as well, since the played us and OSU away last year, etc. If 2020 is the year, and we play MSU at home in 2019, then they should play us at home again in 2020.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Agreed, but even Bama plays LSU at home||
and Auburn away, and vice versa.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Yeah - we thought about the||
Durango power steering box option. But this Jeep is probably just a my-first-jeep, so we're only doing the low budget improvements.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Been there: My Son's 2000 Wrangler was dripping fluid||
out of the steering box seal. I read getting the pittman arm off was a pain in the ass so we decided to have the shop do the repair when my son could afford his half of the cost. So for months we kept refilling the fluid. Finally had it done: the shop complained that getting the pittman arm off the old unit was a pain in the ass.
|5 days 21 min ago||So we really do||
need to beat Staee and OSU to be successful?
I'm getting confused ...
|1 week 2 days ago||OK - so I am not getting it||
Four olympic swimmers go to a party and get wasted. On the way back in the cab, they get the cab to pull over so they can take a piss or blow chunks. The bathroom is locked (makes sense in Rio) and rather than get the key one genius decides to bust the door down. Security is called and the same aggressive drunk genius decides to fight the security guard and try to make a run for it. Security pulls a gun and gets them all to sit down and takes their wallets.
In this scenario - these guys were all blowed and could have thought they were being robbed, and recalled it that way.
The question I have is why did security / the gas station not report their side days ago and turn over the confiscated wallets and watch? Or the cabby? If they did, why wasn't it reported?
I'll buy The Hangover craziness - but there are still missing links in this story on the Brazilian side.
The moral of the story: Rio is a stupid place to go out and get f'ed up. Taking cabs and stopping at gas stations in Brazilian cities is a dumb thing to do.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||European theme today||
Porsche: there is no substitute.
Or for Ferrari Daytona fans:
And then the Aston DB5
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||So lost in the Nike Tsunami / Fawning||
Is Jim Harbaugh stating the objective is the national championship. It seems like it was the summer of 2007 since I've heard actual confident championship objectives.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||We're talking male demographic here||
Whether they actually do or not is immaterial. We know they aspire to.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||My son tore his ACL in practice and his meniscus.||
The ACL took 7 months to clear for practice. The knee would lock or swell on occasion though for another year. Surgeon says the repaired meniscus is the problem - and actually added to the length of the rehab process.
It could have been an ACL, but I am going with meniscus tear. The problem is confidence in the knee - you're constantly worried about reinflaming it.
Now imagine how worried and cautious you would be if there was a million dollar payday hinging on not reinjuring it?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That was my first question||
Granted it still has the appearance at the very least of a conflict of interest, but my first thought was it is possible for a booster to be a respected judge or DA in the community who is volunteering their time and expertise to run the investigation. I wonder what qualifications this booster has that made UF think this was a good idea.
And we really can't cast stones here. Both The Big Ten and Michigan are tainted (at best) on this count.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It never comes across the internet as||
"the benefit of a doubt / lets hear everything and then judge or not judge at all" as you intend in this day and age.
When in doubt - don't post is the hard lesson I have learned.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||On the other hand if someone has left the team||
why should they have access to the facilities and food put in place for the team? Alabama has some nice student recreational facilities if he is completing school work, and wants to maintain his fitness.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I've been trying to keep a level head||
but somehow the maize and blue kool aid keeps finding a way in.
What happened last night and this post got to me. The next 33 days are going to go soooo slooooww.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||Where's W-D with the Nike swag update||
from mDen for today?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I am guessing that more students from Michigan||
go to Michigan than did so in 1983-87. So I am not buying that.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly||
The irony here is the exact city who the State Legislature has blocked from passing pro LGBT ordinances is the one that has been punished the most by the withdrawal of an employer and now the NBA all-star game.
Why those same entities would not come out in support of the city instead is a shame.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Two thoughts there||
I appreciate your trying to understand the point of view.
My response to that point of view:
1) Paterno reportedly had several opportunities to truly stand up for those values he espoused, and he failed to do so.
2) Reading today's news, there were several additional coaches and assistants who witnessed or heard of things and could also have lived up to the values.
3) Given 2, there must have been general knowledge of odd behavior (which has been alleged in the court documents) that the very people who want the statue put back themselves knew about.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Eid Mubarak then||
and thank you to the OP and several of the commentors for educating me a little bit more.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Jeep||
any CJ or Wrangler will do. Willy's would make it most Americanest.
6 or 8 cylinder
3-4" lift (if you go too high you may not make it under obstacles)
34" mud tires
sway bar disconnects and axle lockers
steel bumpers and slider bars
no doors, no carpets, spiderwebshade top
somewhere in Colorado or Utah with camping gear, a collection of spare parts and two extra jerry cans of fuel.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe AIRBHG like music||
I'm thinking the music scene is better in Athens than Iowa City.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah there's runnin'||
like a jack rabbit, and there's RUNNING through brick walls or grabby slabs o'beef.
The Diesel Sandy Baby!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yawn||
whoops, we didn't mean for those NC trophies to be there. Have some cream cheese with your bagel ....
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||Now, now||
We have to be nice to Hawaii. Their AD is a Michigan grad and my frat brother.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Have you driven in Boston?||
Between the drivers and the streets you leave the city feeling like you do after driving through pouring rain for hours - exhausted.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||The European sizing||