I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|7 hours 12 min ago||Except it doesn't get||
Except it doesn't get sweltering hot in LA. Well, the civilized parts, anyway.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Austin Panter.||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I think he got a||
I think he got a participation trophy or something.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||he's dreamy. short, but BIG||
he's dreamy. short, but BIG TEN RECORD RECEIVING RECORD dreamy.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Awww, hamburgers.||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||23-20||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Well that escalated quickly.||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Ah, that makes sense.||
Ah, that makes sense.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||50-10 M||
With a fat guy touchdown included.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||This was a sporting contest I||
This was a sporting contest I enjoyed.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Notre Dame Weather Forecast||
You want a prediction about the weather, you're asking the wrong Michigan fan. I'll give you a prediction for Notre Dame: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life, Domers.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||The glasses are bad, but||
The glasses are bad, but fergodsakes I wish he would wear a shirt that actually fits him. Drives me nuts everytime I see it.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||M 34 CMU14||
And that's that.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||This post is Hawkeye||
This post is Hawkeye Approved.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Got my Google Glass yesterday||
Was planning on testing it out this weekend, but the damn thing broke nearly immediately.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||There are no 7s. No 9s. No 10s.||
This is a binary system: 0s and 1s.
0 = would not
1 = would
Grading scales are thereby irrelevant - the difference between a "7" and an "9" mean nothing in comparison to would/would not..
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Michie Stadium - USMA at West Point||
When I was living in NYC in 2007, I attended Army-Tulane at Michie Stadium in West Point. It was a Michigan bye week, and having nothing better to do my buddy (Notre Dame Naval ROTC grad) and I wandered up the Hudson River for the game.
Visiting the USMA campus on gameday is one of the few times you can walk the campus unescorted, as long as you stay out of the posted off-limits areas. The "post" - don't call it a campus to a Cadet - is fantastically beautiful on an autumn afternoon:
We sadly missed the game day Cadet Review (hungover) , but apparently its fantastic:
Great tailgating, we were invited to more tents than I can remember. Great people, nearly all USMA alumni, their families, and proud parents. 20 minutes before kickoff the Cadet Regiment marches on the field - 1000 Cadets, it takes more than 5 minutes. Then the Army Band play the National Anthem. Spine tingling.
Michie Stadium itself is one of the most dramatic places to watch a game, especially during the autumn colors:
It's intimate and fun. The level of play is (obviously) lower than you find at Michgan Stadium, but the fact that every player on the field was (is) headed to war on graduation, and the passion that the Cadets had made it one of the greatest sporting events I have attended. Oh, and it was an amazing game - Army scored on a last second, deflected, desperation touchdown throw to tie the game then won on a field goal in OT.
Highly recommended, a close second game-day experience to Ann Arbor.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Ahh, those were the days,||
Ahh, those were the days, when the Hot stayed Hot and the Cool stayed Cool!
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Kaoru Bettu shirt available||
I really hate the Eagles, but I loves me some this shirt:
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Mugatu agrees||
Denard, so HOT right now.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Okay, I'll bite.||
Yes, I read the linked article. The rest of it is as problematic as the Bain hilarity. In fact it's creepily inaccurate.
If Brian had linked to something equally hilarious about community organizing as it related to college football, and placed another well known politician's picture on the page, would that not be regarded as political?
There are lots of people on this blog who know stuff I don't understand. The discussions of IT, math, and engineering are something I never participate in, but read bemusedly. This is something I know of (politics and finance), so I commented.
As for the plutocrat, I am now involved in my third startup. Each one hired lots of people. Two failed. The common denominator is we took some sort of financing at each . WIthout financiers we wouldn't have much of an economy.
As I said before "things I don't like involving money" =/= Bain, PE, VC, or other financial items.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Also, get off my lawn.||
Also, get off my lawn.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Indeed.||
And an incorrect understanding of Bain's model, as well.
Bain and others generally buy failing companies thru debt, try to improve them (often reducing staff and costs), and sell them later in whole or in pieces when they have become healtier. Sometimes it doesn't work, sometimes it does. Love Bain, hate Bain, whatever, but Bain and buyouts =/= equal Michigan football.
For that matter, "vulture" capital is another thing completely.
Big time athletics is changing, and Brian and others (me included) may not like it but it is certainly not "Bain" or "Vulture Capital". That's just lazy.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Ohio Stadium is 10000 alumni||
Ohio Stadium is 10000 alumni and 74000 truck drivers.
- Bob Ufer
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Correction||
He was a damn strong LSU fan.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Do you have a link to support||
Do you have a link to support your assertation around the giving habits of rich people and corporations? Because, frankly, the facts don't support your claims. I've worked with big corporations that give for lots of complex motivations, of which tax and PR are certainly included but not exclusive. Corporations are made up of people with a mixture of motiations, as is society in general.
On the rich person side, about 10% of major donors ($1MM+) do so anonymously, and many big named donors are identified because they demand results for their donations.
Certainly *some* donors give for the PR benefit but no where near the *always* you assert.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Can we get an MGoProfile up||
Can we get an MGoProfile up in here for Mr RD Tide? I am intrigued by this southern enigma wrapped in a mystery rolled up in moon pies that has joined our little community
|1 year 39 weeks ago||This is relevant to my||
This is relevant to my interests.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Do you have an opinion on M||
Do you have an opinion on M jersey sales in Ohio you would care to share?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Sorry, Staee||
You had a nice run, but we're back, and it's on, and you return to bitter #2 position in all sports. Thanks!
EDIT: I still stand by my original statement. My first double post, whooo!