landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|8 hours 49 min ago||Was it? Here?||
I did a search, and only found the posts I mentioned above. Not quite sure how I stumbled on the info (the same page you linked to)... But I live in abject terror of posting something redundantly.
|20 hours 14 min ago||Congratulations to Mason||
for joining the ever-growing ranks of Michigan champions. Greg Meyer would be proud!
(If it weren't for Ferlic's success and the astute contributors to this board, some of us wouldn't have known about Meyer and Sullivan and Diemer. Now we do, and are quadrupely proud.)
|3 days 10 hours ago||Well, we already have the offspring of a cheerleading coach.||
If only people would stop running over him.
|3 days 21 hours ago||But how is he now?||
Fort Schembechler? Privacy laws? Or just none of our business?
|6 days 19 hours ago||Rooting for him, even if it's not here||
This is one case where the back-story makes it so clear why he'd want to play for IU, and the speculation of his being bothered by the M pecking order moot. The home his grandparents gave him, the support from his school, his younger brother still playing in high school-- If this isn't a case of playing close to home being important, I don't know what is. He'll thrive, and his family will be there to watch it. And glow with pride.
PS: For those who haven't read the article, do so.
|1 week 1 day ago||Bravo Ladies!||
Thanks, WD, for the update, and thanks also to Wolvie for the reminder schedule.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Coherent English training||
Whoever wrote it, we cannot speculate as to the quality, or even existence, of the coherent English training noted above, or even to assume it came from an education at PSU, but we can instead refer to actual evidence for said quality or lack thereof, evidence easier to find in the press release itself than in years-old accusations of long hidden-and-denied actions:
Can a story be incredulous? Or is it the readers of this press release that can be incredulous? For help in this determination, you may refer to the evidence below (Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary):
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Think there was some problematic weather on the first day||
Maybe that's why 8th-ranked Northwestern (by-the-Northern-lake) beat out the higher-ranked Southern teams by such a large margin? (#1 Alabama came in 4th in their own regional.)
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Though we'll probably never know||
and can't prove it, it's one of the most plausible explanations. Without being able to cite any studies, and not wanting to Google for info or for the correct name of the Man-Boy-Love group or whatever it's called for fear that will send my browser history into the same level of hell, for centuries there have been cabals of powerful men who can share their particular illegal, unethical or downright evil tendencies and cover for themselves both because of their power and their knowledge of the activities of their buddies.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Actually, I think he was someone in Sports Management||
Hand wanted to be an engineer, but with the customary warnings that the demands of M's engineering program made it hard to balance with football, his other interest in Sports Management became a legitimate lure after being blown away with the Sports Management prof.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Two medical men in my family from a century ago...||
Both served in WWI. Don't think my maternal uncle was a doctor yet, but was already in medical school. He's the one I knew well, an elderly physician who had broken feet, had broken his back, but refused to take even a single aspirin. He defended himself by telling us the story of being in a war-front clinic post-injury, and when he realized he was looking forward to the arrival of the doctor with the morphine, he decided to refuse the dose. He said that from that day he wouldn't touch a painkiller of any kind, because it was already well known how easy addiction could be. But an aspirin? He could be stubborn, but he felt he just had to draw the line.
The other was my dad's father, terribly charming to some, but my dad confessed he was "difficult." Figured it was just father-son issues, but then I hardly knew him. It wasn't until long after his death that one of my older sibs, also a doctor, said she was pretty sure that our grandfather was "difficult" because he was a morphine addict. So common among medical men of that era (and still today). They have the access, and it's too easy. And if you're both a soldier and a doctor, you know how to treat your injuries. You just don't know how to stop.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Let it flow||
My Dad died years ago. I seemed to hold it together, probably focusing on my Mom. But three weeks later I had to go to another funeral, of an elderly cousin, as the surrogate for my Mom, and the view of the coffin, just being there, set off some kind of delayed reflex. I couldn't stop weeping. People stared, but even the thought they were thinking I was a drama queen ("She hardly knew the guy!") couldn't stop it. I knew I was weeping for my Dad, and obviously needed to.
That's what's great about this community. We can share anonymously with our virtual friends, but can weep behind closed doors.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Current Data - Lots of work to do!||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Three freshmen pitchers give up a total of 2 hits||
(And obviously no runs.)
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Correct. Music School.||
Opera student, but pursuing a different major on the Voice.
EDIT: Didn't read the post below before answering. Late to the party.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I remember stumbling on a similar statement once..||
But I don't remember it limited to public courses, simply highest golf acreage per capita. Is it possible that either version could still be true? (Jackson native, but still have friends and family there.) I know the population has gone down, but curious to know if the number of courses has stayed the same.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||So happy for him!||
And now he gets a chance.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||There's still time||
They usually take a few days to pick up their post-draft free agents. Some of the ones on their list are probably on others' lists as well. Expecting we'll have a few more.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Yes!||
I was listening to the NFL.com guys going on and on when a fullback was drafted near the end of the draft, and I thought "What about Joey!?!?"
Congrats to him!
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||I don't think it was meant to be snide.||
The wording was that she was the only one in the line-up who was batting under 300. In other words, complimenting the team as a whole.
Of course, that didn't make the grand slam any less delightful.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||My humble apologies||
Considering this particular article was dated yesterday, I can't imagine the tale was told in quite this quirky way, but if it's over-kill...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Link takes to a Seattle times 404 error page||
So was the post a joke or the article pulled? Did the article spur outrage or lawyer calls?
Also intriguing: the Seattle Times' error page:
You’ve come to a dead end.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||There were no women in the band at all until the early 70s.||
Even the twirlers (and the cheerleaders) were all male. As I heard it from one of the early bandspersons of the female persuasion, the powers that be (or had been) had very good reasons for defending the status quo:
1. Uniformity is paramount in look of a marching band. Men wear pants, women wear skirts. So obviously.
2. The Rose Parade is really long. All that strutting for 5 miles would be too taxing for the ladies. (To say nothing of carrying those heavy instruments at the same time)
3. They'd have to build separate bathrooms.
I don't know how the bathroom issue was worked out, but apparently the other stuff was.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Kitniyot discussion in Washington Post article linked above||
for the embedded Thriller Seder video. So here's the link again for the surrounding article.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||May All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat||
Not at my place, of course. This computer is on what used to be my dining table.
But here's a virtual seder, performed (of course) to Michael Jackson's Thriller.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||And all those Wanglers!||
Guess I was thinking of Harbaugh and Wheatley because they're really throwing it in our faces, both generations on the field at the same time.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Getting old very fast||
Ah, WD. Don't worry. Just a younger brother. Remember, many of your blog-mates have to face the father-son pairs on the team, having cheered on the Wheatley and Harbaugh formerly known as youngsters.
Not just a coaching tree for M, but the genetic tree is producing fine fruit.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Don't forget Dimitri as All-American in the all-around!||
That was a major accomplishment, considering he's only a sophomore and most (maybe all?) of the guys ahead of him have been around for 3-5 years waiting for 3-time champ Sam Mikulak to graduate! They're all close to Olympic caliber now, and Dmitri is the only all-around competitor for UM who's competed most of this year, taking it patiently, working up his difficulty while trying to avoid crash-and-burn.
The other star recruit of Dmitri's year (Marty Strech) was injured early and out most (or all) of last season and slowly working his way back this year. What's exciting is that he and BOTH star freshmen this year (McCallum & Emyre Cole) competed in the all-around in the NCAA qualifying. Obviously their all doing the all-around shows how little depth there was this year, but the coaches probably figured the experience at the NCAAs was worth it to them for the future. And all four made it to the finals in one or more events.
The only departing seniors have all been "specialists" -- i.e., only doing one or two events per meet. Doing the all-around is obviously exhausting, and I noticed this year's top teams didn't have any guys doing the all-around in the qualifying round. They have enough depth that they felt certain to make the finals, so they spread the events around to guys who could compete in only one or two events and rested their AA stars. (Like swimmers for top teams doing the qualifying rounds for relays and letting the fastest guys save some strength for the finals.)
And don't forget the injury bug. Doesn't show up in the individual meet results but contributes to the loss of depth and experience. One of the few juniors, Tristian Perez-Rivera, a member of the Puerto Rican national team, was out all season with an injury, so hopefully he'll be back and able to contribute. The other top junior, Anthony Stefanelli, terrific in vault and floor (making the podium in both at the B1Gs), apparently broke his toe warming up for the NCAAs. He still competed with wrapping, amazingly making the finals in floor and was doing terrifically, but he collapsed after a landing near the end and had to be helped off the floor. Hope his grit didn't cause further damage for the future.
A rebuilding year for sure, but it looks like the rebuilding is happening.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Love the name Scrap Yard Dawgs||
But where is that specific scrap yard located?