"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."
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|1 week 5 days ago||C'est, "pas de deux"||
/trying to legitimize and justify my LSA French major
|1 week 6 days ago||The phonebooks are here!||
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||So much awesome||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Big J-Dilla Fan||
There's a Dilla event out here in NYC (Brooklyn), too. I'm glad that the Dilla Day thing is gaining some traction. He was a musical genius.
Favorite tracks/beats: Players [do yourself a favor and google/youtube how he changed "Calire" into "Players"]; Nothing Like This; F__ the Police; Let's Take It Back ; Da Rawkus (Sir Bang Version); Fantastic; The Look of Love; Climax; Fall In Love
|8 weeks 6 days ago||No sale||
LeBatard didn't sell his vote - he volunteered to vote as directed by Deadspin.
But to answer your question, I think that it was an interesting form of protest. I was all for it.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||You||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I once made the mistake||
of reading the comments on a Detroit News article years ago. Someone wrote "every buddy knows" to (presumably) mean "everybody knows". I was horrified.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Swamplandia!||
|18 weeks 1 hour ago||Hockey wierdness||
Anyone recall the fan(parent?) of an opponent who showed up on the second night of a series at Yost with a carrot on a stick? That was wierd and we made that known. (BTW - This was probably the 98-99 season).
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I had the same thought . . .||
That this was in reference to a Mgobaby. (This coming from someone who had no idea of "What to Expect When You're Expecting" was until I and Mrs. medals were, indeed, expecting . . . .)
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Wow experience tour||
I demand to know who is paying for this one: "they have written their name in blood and glory across the night sky . . ."
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Green olives||
Green olives on pizza? Gross.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Brandon email||
I fired off an email and Brandon responded (twice). It was not a form response, because he quoted back to me some of the language I used in my email. (/Tin foil hat medals: Maybe we have some really smart email bots at Michigan. Hmmmm.)
Anyhow, allegedly less than $5K spent on 50 sky messages to be spread across the state of Michigan. E.L. was allegedly not directed to be a target. I'm personally no longer bothered about the amount spent (i.e., $100 on the E.L. "GO BLUE"), but remain a bit bothered about the class aspect. Assuming that they were spread across Michigan, I'll bet that it was cool to see something like this in Muskegon, Jasckson, Flint, Battle Creek, etc. Would have been much cooler to see this in NYC/CT this weekend.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not a doctor, but . . .||
scaring a man with a heart problem is probably not a good idea.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Lunch spot||
Shouldn't be touristy. Had a great, long, boozy lunch there a couple of years ago.
Bistrot de la Grille St. Germain
|34 weeks 5 hours ago||Cheers||
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Walton dribbling video.||
Ashamed to say that I flinched at 1:09 mark.
|35 weeks 2 hours ago||You win the internet today, 1484.||
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Le Tour de France||
Big fan of the Tour. I'm not a cylcist, but I spent a few years studying/working in France.
Will be pulling for Tejay!
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Spectacular.||
Wish you could get more than +5 for this one.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Peace||
to Ernie Harwell. I had no idea how lucky I was as a metro-Detroit kid listening to Harwell call Tiger games.
For me, Mike Emrick (hockey) is approaching the same level of quality play-by-play + personal charm/wit.
I think that too many analysts try too hard . . . and it shows. (I mute when C. Berman is on the T.V. )
KJ was pretty darn awesome, and like the other 30- 40-somethings on this board, was a central figure in my formative sports years.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||obscure camera angles/shots||
For replays only plz. tnx.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||A Serious Man||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Three and Out||
I think that Bacon's book talked about sketchy autograph hounds. I think that if you are sincere, you can differentiate yourself from a sketchy 40-something hanging out in the Schembechler Hall parking lot.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Are they||
still giving away FREEEEE PIZZAAAAA at Crisler? Or did that get killed with fire?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Joking about "floodwater"||
The floodwater comment is in poor taste.
/NYer who went through the hell of the hurricane.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||You are quite welcome.||
Thank YOU for giving back to the community and for making us alums/fans so proud.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||NICE Minny Guy||
Looking like a young Judge Reinhold.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||LIers||
Long Islanders are very accustomed to taking mass transit to see sporting events. A change at Jamaica to Atlantic Avenue is, honestly, probably preferred to a drive to the old (crappy) rink.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yep.||
Here's a link to an article about they guy getting sentenced. (He was an EMU student and was on a $10K bet).