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|4 days 17 hours ago||As a current 25-year-old who||
As a current 25-year-old who just set up my 401(k), I feel seven years behind. Trust the old advice - "pay yourself first."
|5 days 18 hours ago||My English teacher senior||
My English teacher senior year of high school suggested MGoBlog to me, but I didn't think much of it until that August, when I was a lonely freshman and the Freep jihad was underway. My first time on the site was shortly after one of Brian's takedowns of the Freep reporting had been posted, so I stuck around out of bloodlust.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Bro you got like two negs and||
Bro you got like two negs and maybe four critical comments. A martyr, you ain't.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||P5 conferences get two votes||
P5 conferences get two votes each. It was 10-5 with that weighting. Moving two G5 conferences makes it 8-7.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||As a young'un, I like to walk||
As a young'un, I like to walk vigorously with a weighted vest. Still much better than jogging on the joints, and I can actually work up a sweat wearing 60 extra pounds.
My top advice for anyone buying a weighted vest is to shell out for one with excellent straps. Uncomfortability on the shoulders or an inability to get the vest secured to your torso makes it impossible to use. Mine straps firmly to my chest such that not all the weight sits on my shoulders, and I can even run sprints or play pick-up basketball wearing it without it bouncing around.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||If you're a math geek, you've||
If you're a math geek, you've probably already read this, but: http://xkcd.com/1000/ I love the second character's comment!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||You mean seven twelfths?||
You mean seven twelfths?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I really appreciate when Alex||
I really appreciate when Alex writes these after a loss and there is an actual column instead of a rehashed set of "welp that sucked" remarks.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||This should have way more||
This should have way more upvotes than it has. You have successfully invoked Poe's Law.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Columbia, Salem, and Albion.||
Columbia, Salem, and Albion.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Sounds like it could be||
Sounds like it could be inspired by the story of Alessandro Serenelli: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Serenelli
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Well, this is as dumb of a||
Well, this is as dumb of a reply as it looks like the thread will get, but my first car was a 96 Camry that was more reliable than David Molk. Alas, I was driving in Dallas for the first time and didn't know big-city traffic patterns, was questioning whether I missed my exit, and rear-ended a guy bad enough to total my car (his Mini Cooper somehow came away with a bent wheel well only).
On a happier and still rather humble note, I replaced my battery myself for the first time this morning after it wouldn't go in last night's cold (also 7 yrs old). Feeling cool even though it was a small thing.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Didn't look up family||
Didn't look up family specifics, but if Matt is a Catholic living in the archdiocese, that's only $9K/year, which is about 20% of U-M's out-of-state tuition.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I think with great coaches||
I think with great coaches there is a phenomenon analogous to that of an opposing team knowing what the play call is but being helpless to defend it - that is, a great coach can freely share his strategy (in a coaching clinic or DVD series or even personal meeting), because no one else will coach it up (teach it) like he does. I think this is true across domains; I cannot imagine someone suggesting that reading a great professor's own textbook would be nearly equal to taking a class with him.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I don't get the negs on this.||
I don't get the negs on this. It was stated in fine English and is a reasonable take. I think the gap between U-M and OSU is not quite as large as 42-13 showed, and I think their departures likely make the 2016 Game a dead heat for now. However, I don't expect the ESPN types to write off 42-13 so quickly.
EDIT: Now I notice the poster has -117 points currently on a new account, so maybe he is a known troll and is getting fallout negs. Still doesn't make sense to me.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Are bears Catholic?||
Are bears Catholic?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||This. My first one is due||
This. My first one is due soon, and a glance at the wife's belly puts things in perspective. I get passionate during the games, but it just isn't worth it afterward.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||In Bo's Lasting Lessons, Bo||
In Bo's Lasting Lessons, Bo talked about the game where U-M gave up two return TDs to Rocket Ismail. Apparently kicking it to Rocket, especially after the first TD, was mostly his assistants' idea (IIRC he said that everyone on the headset chimed in, "No, we can stop him Bo! Let's send a message!"). However, after the game, when everyone wanted to know why the hell U-M kicked it to Ismail twice, Bo took full responsibility. His perspective was that he hired and placed trust in those guys, so it wasn't just taking the fall; it really was his responsibility.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||If all the players thought he||
If all the players thought he was a big joke, then why did they come to Michigan? It doesn't make sense. Claiming to have good sources is not the only aspect of credibility (see NFL reporters on Harbaugh's future).
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I agree that there has been||
I agree that there has been improvement, but honestly, it has been about as much as one might optimistically expect from guys getting one year older, more mature, and generally more experienced. Other than Rudock not hitting deep balls, I am fairly confident complaints about RBs not making the correct reads has been the most consistent feature of offensive UFRs this season. Not that Brian is infallible, but certainly the running game leaves plenty to be desired; there is not yet a consistent "feature" back, as each guy's strengths in some situations are outweighed by his weaknesses in others.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed, came to this thread||
Agreed, came to this thread to say the same thing. I think you would hear this type of quote during any coaching transition, as guys buy in to a staff's teaching style, terminology, areas of focus, etc.
I don't blame De'Veon for feeling this way and speaking his mind, but probably over the course of his career (hopefully/probably in the NFL as well as after that) he will figure out that sometimes you click with a coach/manager/teacher, and sometimes you don't. It doesn't necessarily say too much about either person.
|25 weeks 8 hours ago||I think if Michigan had||
I think if Michigan had received a similar penalty last year, we would have cited the quote, "never attribute to malice what is adequately explained by incompetence."
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Looking at the local teams||
Looking at the local teams now, the right comparison would be "like Saline, but with a better winning percentage."
|25 weeks 3 days ago||SO OFFENSIVE||
|25 weeks 3 days ago||It is a good point (that the||
It is a good point (that the time involved in making up the lost NFL year is a lot). Of course, there are all sorts of questions still - would he finish his degree under any of the leaving-early scenarios? Would he get a similarly paying job without a degree anyway (heck, truck drivers can make ~$70K sometimes)? I think overall, the nuances suggest that there is no deductively certain answer; so much depends on his situation (goals, family, attitude, etc.).
Therefore, it is silly to argue that he DEFINITELY should do one thing or the other, which is all I meant to point out (perhaps I failed to do so).
I get that we as fans *discuss* player news and player decisions, but faulting their decisions doesn't make sense because we lack so much information. For instance, most of us suspected that GR3 may have made a mistake in leaving U-M when he did, but even then he knew more than we did (and it has worked out OK for him anyway).
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, maybe my memory is bad.||
Yeah, maybe my memory is bad. I thought the spring hype on Gutierrez finally taking over after Navarre's graduation was big, and the injury occurred in fall camp. IIRC he wound up playing well at a lower division, but in terms of spring hype that didn't translate to results at U-M, maybe he is a contender. Of course, Forcier had the pretty good starting year and some nice substitution appearances during Denard's first year as starter, so maybe he doesn't count either, but I think most folks think of the potential we all envisioned when he led the game-winning drive against ND at home in '09 and are disappointed that he didn't keep it together.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I disagree. Detroit is an||
I disagree. Detroit is an hour from A2; Indy is an hour from...Muncie.
Both have top-notch arts organizations. Detroit has better variety of food options. Both are plagued by hipsters. Detroit airport > Indy airport. Everyone talks about Indy as "such a good host city," but I feel like it is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Events go there, so the local infrastructure for tourists is robust. Then events go there... etc.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Forcier and Gutierrez as top||
Forcier and Gutierrez as top spring hype QBs, right? I am a little young, so I could be missing a better example.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||The one thing that surprises||
The one thing that surprises me - why doesn't draftageddon content have a sponsor like UFR does? Hard to imagine, really...
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure if srs||
He was injured last year. Or was that your joke?