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|3 weeks 7 hours ago||Another couple dos:||
1. Wear sunscreen.
2. Tell Harbaugh to wear sunscreen. Please.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Pharaohs are mere humans!||
These guys are both Egyptian Gods and Saints!
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Michigan tradition||
(see: Elliot Mealer.) Good to know it applies even to athletic injuries.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||He'd already visited Ann Arbor with a classmate||
and he was told he should come to their Prattville camp so they could evaluate him further. Apparently they liked what they saw. And he liked what he'd seen of Michigan, so he pulled the trigger (with an enthusiasm unknown to... well, more known now).
|3 weeks 4 days ago||And that's the kind of kid we can get excited about||
The diamond in the rough we watch proving all the doubters wrong. (See linked article above mentioning guys Saban thinks aren't big enough for linebacker.) And who wants to play school as well.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||This quote seems pretty relevant to this thread||
A good read.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Gosh. I feel so old and out of touch.||
In my day, the guys with big tattoos hung out with motorcycle gangs and didn't have actual parents (or at least wouldn't admit to it). The guys in the parents' basement wore dingy T-shirts and sneakers (not to be confused with athletic shoes or trainers, which were a bit too new-fangled to find their way down to the basement).
Or so I'm told.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||And no comment from the commentators||
Guess the networks can't use that protective mini-delay used for most live events due to the gambling?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Grammar/Spelling Nazi is Torn||
Dealer Camel, you are unfortunately too educated and have spelled Pharaoh correctly. (Upvoted you accordingly.)
However, the horse's name is American Pharoah as in the OP. It was accidentally misspelled when registered and now must remain as is. Will refrain from suggesting this contributes further to the dumbing down of America.
Either way, sure is a damn fine beautiful horse!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You're absolutely right||
Guess I was just thinking that if it wasn't as serious as headlines implied , and/or that the prognosis was good, the patient or family would be eager for the public to know and give the hospital permission.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Checked for updates on her condition this morning||
From the Boston Globe:
Don't want to speculate, but it seems if she was doing better they'd say so.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||Gardner switched to WR because everybody said he should||
and he thought it would give him a better chance to play. He'd switched for the good of the team at Michigan (and yes, to get actual playing time), and then switched back to the position he'd trained for. He worked out as a WR, showed he was willing to switch and work at getting better, then P'burgh says, "Hey, let's see what you can do at QB." Apparently they think enough of him and what they've seen so far to give him a shot. And he's probably thrilled for the chance.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I had to wait for the error message to go away to upvote you!||
I couldn't take my eyes off that! Kept wondering why the paw didn't claw the hand...
|4 weeks 6 days ago||And if you've played in the Big House||
You're equipped to deal with loud noises.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||One of my favorite players||
And now impetus for my favorite punsters.
Turns out Tai's in on the joke (for the humorless one who negged Magnus-- unless he's just a regular Magnus nemesis):
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Be sure to watch the video. Kleenex moment.||
If he can do it... Time to stop the inner debates and get down to work. Much, much easier work.
Thanks for posting.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||My dad too in WWI, but in the Philippines||
He was a refugee from Nazi Germany, got out just in time right out of medical school, getting a Master's at Michigan-- which saved his life in more than one way (long story). When the U.S. entered the war, he and his older brother, an engineer, immediately volunteered to serve, Dad in the Philippines as a medical officer and his brother in Europe (in the OSS). They both survived, but we can only imagine what they saw and experienced along the way and how many of their fellows never returned.
Our world today is dealing with the same kind of insanity that would not have ended without the men of WWII, and few of us today would have the courage and dedication to willingly put our lives on the line to fight this new version of global insanity.
So, OP, thanks to you and for reminding us that it's a good day to remember.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||All this excellence is exhausting!||
From their Facebook page:
"National Champs! ROW BLUE!"
|5 weeks 4 days ago||So, so impressive.||
Straight wins, pulling it out in the 9th... Who needs double elimination?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Is Gametracker right?||
EDIT: And several emphatic WOW!!!s. WIsh I could have seen it happen.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Softball is 7.||
Except with Michigan's team, which often gets off work early.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I'm missing more than the cussing on Gametracker||
How did the inning end? Gametracker showed lead-off ground-rule double, then an out (pop-up or strike-out?), then someone out at first, but the graphic showed nobody on base. What happened to the guy on 2nd? Didn't say double play... Only reported two outs, but the inning was over. Something like that happened yesterday too, a couple times.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Is this the one?||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks, guys.||
Both on the field and on the blog. Gametracker's pretty boring without some emotional input.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Don't understand the flat bill||
The curve keeps more sun out of the eyes from the sides. (And it's more flattering.)
|5 weeks 6 days ago||M Softball's Tweet Caption:||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yes about avoiding the Empire State Building||
Was posting that in an edit above while you were writing.
Also, Sadeto's comments about downtown reminded me of the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side, recreating the immigrant experience as the neighborhood itself is becoming gentrified. I've only been there for book events (since I got to NYC early enough to still buy pickles from barrels), but their tours are supposed to be terrific. They may be too pricey for all of you ($25/per) and should be booked in advance (only 12 on a tour), but here's their website if you want to explore.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Wow! How much time have you got?||
That's a pretty good sampling you've got planned already. Don't want to wear the kids out... A suggestion you don't need since you'll be taking a ferry to Ellis Island, but for those on a budget, the Staten Island Ferry is great for a harbor tour (and free!).
You probably won't want to do more than one museum on a short trip, but the Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium are great for families. And if you want something to do in the evening, as long as you're going to take in Times Square, you can get discount tix for Broadway & Off-Bway at the TKTS booth. (Just avoid those costumed super-heroes imported from L.A.) But I think your plan is great. Some of the basics, and some off-the-beaten-path. (So far the weather looks good.)
EDIT: Didn't ask the age of your kids, but if they're young, remember the children's zoo in Central Park. And skip the Empire State Building. Hours in line and in the elevator, and for an exhorbitant charge. Enough to appreciate just walking around and looking up instead of down.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Covering all the bases||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I went back to Gametracker||
And since there were two outs for Georgia last time I looked and now it said Sierra Lawrence was next to bat, I figured it was over? In a positive kind of way?