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- 5 years 22 weeks
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Just Landed||
The FLL flight filled up so we're about to board Tri Rail from MIA. Now all we need are tickets to get into the game! Bad news though, I didn't bring tamales from Colorado or have time to stop by Chicken Shack on the way here so my bartering abilities will be limited.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks||
I just laughed very loudly in a quiet room at work. Thanks for that.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I do! I'm flying in from||
I do! I'm flying in from Denver Thursday morning.
|5 years 6 days ago||Chipotle outside of Colorado||
Chipotle outside of Colorado is an adventure, to say the least. I went to the one closest to my parents' place in Macomb County and was amazed a stick-on fingernail didn't end up in the finished product. I'm also biased because I spent a lot of college on a couch down the block from the original Chipotle and they always seem to get it right.
I live a block away from a Tacos y Salsas now, and I'll second the recommendation. Fortunately for me the location downtown isn't quite as sketchy.
/rambling about tortilla-wrapped food in Denver.
|5 years 1 week ago||Chipotle||
Living in Denver, I'll start by openly admitting my bias; but Chipotle has the top spot on my list. Qdoba has more options (some of which are very good), but for pure flavor Chipotle takes it for me. If any of you make it out here, try Illegal Pete's. Just about anything you want wrapped in a tortilla, great bars with killer happy hours and a generally fun crowd. Not so sure they take MCards though...
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Expense Acccount||
I'd be happy to show your employer's accounting department how things work for MGoFans during bowl season. What's the name on your tab?
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Slurs||
As someone who takes perjoritave words about homosexuality personally, I have to say that the line about the spread almost made me fall off the couch laughing. The second one made my blood pressure rise a bit, but I quickly remembered a great source of knowledge:
Times are changing, and the coke-fueled journey to sugar britches is going to have a few bumps in the road. I think the intentions were good and Ghost of Bo wasn't trying to be hurtful to anyone. I know I laughed all the way to the end. Can we let South Park solve the issue?
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Just a LUV-ly reminder to||
Just a LUV-ly reminder to MGoFans out there, Southwest uses Love Field (KDAL) in Dallas. If you're looking at a connection from MI or states who's borders don't touch Texas you'll be flying into DFW and will need to go across town to make a connection. Due to the soon-to-be-expired Wright Amendment Southwest cannot legally sell a ticket from (for example) DTW-DAL. You could connect to MSY (New Orleans) from DTW through Chicago-Midway (MDW), St. Louis (STL) or Nashville (BNA) though. Good luck booking travel and I hope to be able to make it down to join in the fun!
|5 years 12 weeks ago||As a proud Cub:||
Yeah, sure. No Shamrock could have written it. You guys still haven't figured out that Shamrocks are GREEN!
|5 years 13 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
+1. PE is as important now as it ever was. I hope you continue to teach the benefits of an active lifestyle and send your best to wear the winged helmet! Thanks for serving the kids.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
@stripes182 has your back. #beatohio and #mgoblog seemed appropriate to shut him down with our numbers.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||I'm thankful for:||
Life, health, loving family and friends, each of the nine wins so far and the optimism that ten is well within our reach next weekend. I have to say though, the second win almost cost my ticker the first two things on my list.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Semantics||
I can chime in with a good working knowledge of NCAA rules writing, albeit not in football. As living documents, rule books are only as clear as their latest revision. Every change, addition or deletion creates a domino effect with cross-referenced rules in other sections. How (and when, usually) they are edited to reflect change elsewhere is an inconsistent, tedious process.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Incongruous Acronyms||
+1. As a(n?) M fan and CU (University of Colorado-Boulder) alum it's pained me to see the butchering of acronyms that came with the inclusion of Nebraska and their Big 8-influenced reversal of "U's" and "States." Hopefully the expansion provides the B1G an opportunity to broaden horizons while giving Michigan the opportunity to avenge the '05 Alamo Bowl in perpetuity! As long as we're winning, Go NU!
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Statistics||
“Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that.”
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Go Blue||
|5 years 16 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Some of the MGoFans are left-handed. It happens from time to time. There's nothing sinister about it. Oh, wait...
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I Am Not a Lawyer||
Long time reader, second time poster here and I want to lead with a few position statements before I offer my opinion: I am not trained to offer a legal opinion or interpretation of the situation. From a moral perspective, I'm outraged by the situation and I believe that any adult has an obligation to inform the autorities whenever an allegation of sexual abuse of a child is made so that a proper investigation can be conducted and, most importatly, children can be protected. I also believe in the rule of law and, no matter how damning a Grand Jury statement or evidence produced by a prosecutor to the media, that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty and deserves a fair trial.
Regarding the purview of the NCAA in this matter, at this time I don't see that the bylaws presented here relate closely enough to the situation for an investigation to be initiated. It's abhorring to say, but frankly the charges are not related to the on-field product (from prospective student-athletes through active staff in the program). Having to resort to "catch-all" bylaws like Section 10, no matter how central to the organization's aim, generally make the burden of proof fall that much harder on the accusor/investigator in cases like these.
Unfortunately, this situation has caused everyone to stare into the depths of a horrible, previously unthinkable situation. Now that Pandora's Box has been opened, I hope the NCAA will add an addendum to their bylaws specifically dealing with abuse of all kinds. They are now faced with the realization that a large portion of the individuals in their purview (prospective student-athletes) are minors, and provisions for their protection need to be explicitly legislated. Given the current debacle and that an athletic scholarship means anything from the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to a life-altering opportunity to attend college when it would otherwise be impossible, it seems that the vulnerability of prospective student-athletes has been exposed to its core and protections must be made for them as quickly as possible.
Even more unfortunate in this instance is that, from a legal perspective, the rules can only be created now. I believe a code of conduct and expectations for interactions with minors that expressly addresses the "Position of Trust" issues in the recruit-coach relationship should be created as soon as possible and immediately added to the NCAA Bylaws. Punishing Penn State under those rules however would be rationally unjust. Ex post facto punishment is forbidden by the Constitution, and though specific instances similar to the current situation have been tested in the Supreme Court, currently the NCAA would be inconsistent with the American justice system if they were to punish Penn State for rules that were not in effect when the transgressions occurred.
Now that I'm done with the (arguably) rational side of my opinion, it's time for the emotions to creep back. Morally, I think it's hard to find a point in the entire Grand Jury statement at which some adult didn't fail to act in the child's (childrens'?) best interest. The GA should have stepped in and removed the child from the shower and Sandusky's presence. His father should have instructed him to tell Paterno AND the police. Paterno should have immediately contacted the police. Curley and the VP should have been transparent, even if they had to try to spin the situation from a PR standpoint to the press. "We've stopped him and we're seeking justice for the children" is a much more powerful message than "we've been caught trying to save ourselves and our program from negative press (at the very least)." Hiding behind chains of command or loyalty to longtime employees/employers in situations like this is inexcusable and demonstrates a willingness to apply moral relativism to an issue--the well-being of children--that I and hopefully most people believe requires an absolute.
My hesitance to ride my emotional desire to see the pike on which I believe people who sexually abuse children should be impaled hit Sandusky in the tonsils is based on the personal relationship I have with several people who were involved in former District Attorney Nifong's crusade against the Duke lacrosse team. Seeing the destruction, stress and emotional pain inflicted on them by a malicious prosecutor convinced me that every defendant is entitled to a fair trial in a court of law. It also taught me that evidence is relative until both sides of the argument are heard. Frankly, the Grand Jury statement made my blood boil, but until Sandusky and his attorneys either admit its truth or can convincingly and rationally refute it, I'm stuck in a no-man's land between emotional rage and a rational nagging to make sure that an attempted public railroading never happens again. So, I'm left with a desire to show people who hurt kids like this my home run swing in a place where nobody can hear their screams and a tiny voice in my head begging me to make sure the guy deserves everything he gets... It's troubling that I have to feel that dichotomy.
/back under the bridge
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Loading...||
I'm trying to select Wood Radio but my iPhone is sticking with a "Loading..." message and a windmill of death. Is anyone else having this problem?