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|1 hour 10 min ago||That's fantastic WolvinLA.||
That's fantastic WolvinLA. Nice house, pretty wife and good looking grill.
|3 hours 40 min ago||I'm only asking this WD||
I'm only asking this WD because I know you'll know via the well-known Superbooks.
Have we ever had a LB wear #3?
|5 hours 38 min ago||meanwhile in Seoul......||
|6 hours 42 min ago||FWIW I personally dislike the||
FWIW I personally dislike the concept of retiring jerseys. While I think the entire Legends Jersey conept was screwed up in implementaion, it was nice seeing #21 back on the field again. And I look forward to seeing #1 on a stud WR just like I'd like to see #2 on a great DB. I'm reminded of the great players of the past whenever I see somebody wearing a particular number (sorry all #7's are compared to Ricky Leach in my brain) and I don't see why we'd want that to end.
I don't want us to go all New York Yankees so incoming players have to wear numbers like 61.5 or something cause everything else is now considered "sacred." Put a wall of honor or something up on the luxury boxes if we want to honor somebody (like Charles) further. But leave their numbers available for subsequent generations.
|7 hours 33 min ago||I would strongly encourage||
I would strongly encourage anybody in the DC area to attend if you are able. These "roadshows" are a great opportunity to hear Brian speak (he tends to be a bit more candid when it's not in writing) and you'll meet a lot of your fellow MGoBloggers in person too.
|7 hours 57 min ago||Why doenst anyone ask Roger||
Why doenst anyone ask Roger why HE refused to turn over his own cell phone during the Ray Rice "discipline" investigation? Why were the rules and presumed guilt different for the commish than for Brady?
Look this witch hunt is fueled largely by jelousy from other teams over the Pats success and their desire to knock them down a peg or two. The two owners pushing the hardest for this to be upheld are Irsay (drug addict) and Bisciotti (who lobbied HARD for the Rice hand slap).
What's even more galling are the various "NFL Insiders" who are pushing the party line that Brady MUST have done it, why else would he destroy his cell phone, who are nothing more than paid shills for the shield. Journalistic integrity and those pesky facts be dammed.
Good for Tom to come out swinging and swing hard.
|10 hours 44 sec ago||I think Witz57 is bang on. I||
I think Witz57 is bang on. I coached youth football for over 10 years with my two older boys but knowing now what I know about the cumulative effect of concussions I am NOT letting my 10 year old play until he's in 7th grade. That's five years, more or less, of reduced exposure to hits but also reduced exposure to learning so my guess is it's doubtful he'll want to play when he gets there and that's ok with me.
The rest of your points: coaches, crazy parents, etc are also right on the money as well. Great post.
|1 day 2 hours ago||It's up||
Take it from somebody who knows. Changing of avatars is not an easy process around here.
Unless your WD. And in that case you simply get your graphic design team to do it for you.
|1 day 5 hours ago||The uniforms I like (all||
The uniforms I like (all white) were worn in 73-75. Those teams went 28-3-3 and outscored their opponents 978 - 273.
Can we change back to that? Is that solid enough for you?
|1 day 6 hours ago||Let's see...... Starting||
Starting going to games in the early 70's when my brother was in dental school. Went to all games between 78-81 when in school and then again from 1987 to 2013 when I had season tickets so I guess the exact number would be a shit-ton.
Or maybe a fuckload. Not sure exactly because I have to substract some bowl games we lost that I went to.
|1 day 6 hours ago||From your mouth to Bo's ears||
I'll turn into WD for a day if they actually do bring these back. I've been wanting to see them again for a long, long time.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Fastest Car 1/4 mile: 1965||
Fastest Car 1/4 mile: 1965 GTO
That car had a 389, tri-power, 4 speed and a 4:11 rear end. I had to shift out of first at 28 MPH and the top end was only about 100 or so but man oh man did we get there in a hurry. My 4 year old daughter at the time didnt like to ride in it because when I shifted "her neck got hurt" from the car sitting down and then exploding forward. And if you've never hear the sound of full throat Poncho tri-power you havent really lived.
Fastest Car Top End: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V
Offically listed at 580 HP but rumors said GM purposively under rated the HP as dino tests showed it well over 600 which is legitimately insane for a sedan. The car was supercharged (no spooling lag when you stomped it) and the power band was in the 50-130MPH range. I loved when dudes driving their hemi Challengers rolled up and wanted a go. All they saw was the tail lense of that Caddy as you literally had to hold on to something as it accelerated past 100. I think Car & Driver claimed the car could bump 200 MPH but my balls werent big enough to see that number. Fastest I got the car up to was 150 and my toes still curl thinking about that ride.
Slowest Car: My wife's 2012 Mazda CX5
No power whatsover at any speed and in any circumstance. And the whine of the 4 banger when you floor it can only be described as annoying. To make matters worse she has personal tags "JillJoy" (her name) and a big "Inshapemom.com" sticker across the back window. I can tell you that when I have to drive it the looks I get from dudes passing me are priceless. You can see the dissapointment (and subsequent laughter) when they realize it's a guy driving the car and not a chick.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Stockholm Snydrome||
|1 day 23 hours ago||I noticed Michigan was||
I noticed Michigan was playing a team wearing red and white called "Wisc" that was a big W on their helmets.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Boy truer words have never||
Boy truer words have never been spoken. Or have they?
|3 days 1 hour ago||Common....who among us can||
Common....who among us can honestly say they haven't set fire to a family members garage because they wouldn't have sex with us?
|5 days 9 hours ago||Wow||
York comparing Tomsula (who just might be the dumbest person I have ever had the pleasure of watching being interviewed) to Steve Kerr (who might be one of the brighest minds in the NBA) is nothing short of hilarious.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Dennis was our version of this||
Lots of hype - lots of flash but sadly, not much in the way of production. Seemed like a good dude, I join others in wishing him well
|5 days 20 hours ago||Cause I grew up in Pontiac.||
Cause I grew up in Pontiac. Actually I forgot the Lions-they would be ahead off the Wings on my list and right behind the Browns. Lived here in Ohio since 87 but I'm I Michigander at heart.
|6 days 1 hour ago||1. Michigan football2.||
1. Michigan football
2. Michigan basketball
3. Cleveland Cavs basketball
4. Cleveland Browns football
5. Detroit Red Wing hockey
6. Detroit Tigers baseball
7. Michigan woman's softball
8. Michigan hockey
9. Jeff Gordon NASCAR
|6 days 4 hours ago||Adidas not cool you say?||
Well MY generation loves, loves, LOVES us some Adidas.
|6 days 5 hours ago||As one of the more vocal "why||
As one of the more vocal "why are they doing this shit again" posters re Draftegeddon I can say that BiSB's explanation of the concept makes me look at it completely differently and now I actually kinda enjoyed it.
Previously I looked at it as I would a fantasy football draft (the title of the piece sort of makes you think that) and it made zero sense to me. Why would anybody be picking offensive & defensive lineman for God's sake?
Now it's just a B1G players preview with snark!
|6 days 7 hours ago||I read the article and||
I read the article and thought his analysis was bang-on. Care to share which part of it you took issue with?
Look the message is painful but true. Our OL SUCKED two years ago and got a little better last year but still has a long way to go. And I dont care if the author of that statement is the corpse of Woody Hayes himself - it's sadly true.
|6 days 8 hours ago||So Henne makes the list but||
So Henne makes the list but no Robinson or Grbac? And A-Train but no Rob Lytle?
Sorry shitty list.
And the price values dont make much sense either.
|6 days 18 hours ago||You caught me/us. Now you||
You caught me/us. Now you have to figure out if I/we are actually a Buckeye posing as an aging Michigan alum or a Michigan man from the 70's posing as a rational OSU fan.
Consider your mind blown.
And why should RDT have all the fun?
|1 week 3 hours ago||I join others in wishing you||
I join others in wishing you and more importantly your dad a full and speedy recovery.
Side note - I dont envy the mods or Brian in deciding how to handle these types of posts. On one hand you want to help people who need help but on the other when you leave them up (like the one posted earlier today) you tend to get a surge of these type of requests very quickly and candidly have no way of knowing if they are legit or not.
I guess that's why they pay the mods the big bucks.
|1 week 5 hours ago||FWIW I know one of Gedeon's||
FWIW I know one of Gedeon's HS coaches real well and he told me that if Hoke had stayed - Gedeon was gone. He said last year he had no idea when he'd play or why he'd get pulled. He said there was seemingly no logic to the substitution patterns and (according to Gedeon's coach)at the end of the season he was about as down as he could be.
I know this will come as a complete shocker but he also said that the level of actual coaching under Harbaugh is unbelievably different/better than under Hoke. A data point of one but I'm optimistic.
|1 week 6 hours ago||FYU - Oregon, Ohio Moe - it's||
FYU - Oregon, Ohio Moe - it's a Toledo suburb not far from Pt Clinton.
Just to clear on my point. I said GENERALLY SPEAKING the OSU alums arent nearly as bad down here as the people who never attended any college, much less OSU. GENERALLY SPEAKING the troublemakers are people with little to no education past high school and have no affiliation with Ohio State whatsoever.
Generally speaking that is.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Not surpised||
I spend most of my summers in the Port Clinton/PiB area (have cottage on Middle Bass Island) and ride the Miler Ferry to MBI every weekend. I can tell you I've stopped wearing most of my Michigan gear on the ride due to the sheer number of drunken assholes I encounter who want nothing more than to get me to react.
One comeback I've learned is very effective when hassled by this jerks is to simply look at them and say "I graduated from Michigan in 1981. What year did you graduate from Ohio State?" I've found that 0.00% of the troublemakers could even find Columbus on the map - much less attend classes there so they shut up pretty fast at that point.
It's the drunken idiots (like my wife's brother) who have never stepped foot on campus who are the worst. Generally speaking the OSU alums arent that bad at all.
|1 week 1 day ago||Channel 219 on Directv. I'm||
Channel 219 on Directv. I'm good.