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|6 hours 36 min ago||wow||
This is incredible. I'm not the biggest Borges fan, thanks mostly to some of his playcalling last season (Ohio game 2nd half for example) but man that is incredible that he was willing to be so open and transparent with Heiko on this, even showing him the ND game playsheet. What an incredible interview. It's making me rethink my opinion of Borges, thats for sure. Majorly looking forward to part 2. Great job Heiko!
|1 day 4 hours ago||This season||
the showrunners did mention in an interview that they got HBO to add an additional 4-5 minutes to every episode, which basically means they get an 11th episode in terms of total minutes for the season, so there is that. And as previously mentioned, seasons 3 and 4 are book 3 of the book series so there's that too.
I think that they can't go for more than 10 episodes probably for budgetary reasons. The show costs a lot of money to make because of all of the different locations used for filming, plus with its huge cast that's a lot of actors to pay for. Also, there's more CGI on this show than on other HBO shows, so it costs a lot more money to make each episode. Although, HBO is making a lot of money off of this show's DVD sales so maybe in future seasons they'll add some more episodes, who knows?
|1 day 5 hours ago||I'm sad||
that we have to wait two weeks for episode 9 of the season. I don't want to have to wait that long! In the past two years those have been the major "holy crap" episodes, with Ned's fate in season 1 and the battle of blackwater in season 2, and I already am eagerly awaiting this season's episode 9 because I expect to know what is coming. I also hope to get a chance to watch it with a non-book reader, to see their reaction. Should be a ton of fun!
To you non-book readers, definitely stay away from any spoiler sites the next two weeks, and probably a good idea to stay off Twitter that day too when it finally airs.
|5 days 3 hours ago||at least||
we should go undefeated at home that year. Not like anyone will be there to see it though, good luck selling season ticket packages DB because that slate is shit awful.
|1 week 1 day ago||my apologies||
i just didnt want you to have your hopes up for it being this season, is all. I tried to be as little spoiler as possible by not discussing any context of the reunion, but the other poster is right you will enjoy the reunion.
|1 week 1 day ago||Farewell and good luck||
to both of these gentlemen. May you find playing time wherever you land.
|1 week 1 day ago||politics?||
this is so going to get deleted. in before delete!
|1 week 1 day ago||book 3||
is going to be both seasons 3 and 4 of the show. I don't think we'll see the Lannister bros reunion until next season, since there's only 3 episodes left this year and a whole lot to still happen in those 3 episodes. Yes they reunite in book 3, but I think it's gonna be another year in the show.
|1 week 1 day ago||soon?||
you have an interesting definition of soon. its gonna be next season.
|1 week 3 days ago||hey sparty & bucknuts||
all your recruits are belong to us.
|1 week 4 days ago||Peggy?||
if by that you mean Chopblock, who usually started the Friday posbang threads, he posted in awhile back that it'd be his last for awhile as he was going to hike the Appalachian Trail this summer (for real, not a euphemism) so he was going to be off the site until the fall football season by and large.
|1 week 4 days ago||Cubs fans everywhere||
I love how in that photo of the Kentucky Derby thing, there's a guy in a Cubs jersey in the background. In the video for the guy getting the baseball to the head posted earlier this week in the forums, again there's a guy in a Cubs hat when they show the crowd shots, even though the game was between Tampa and Toronto. Why do Cubs fans think they are supposed to wear their Cubs gear to non-Cubs sporting events? I'm a Chicagoan and even I can't figure that one out.
|1 week 4 days ago||Someone also negged||
LSA2k's great diary post this week as well. The voting habits of some people on this board confuse me. I'll probably get negged for this too, in a posbang thread no less.
|1 week 4 days ago||weekend plans:||
nothing too major this weekend. treating my wife to a pro massage for mothers day and cleaning the house while she's at the massage as her present, hopefully watching a movie or two, and working on content for my blog. Also decompressing after a couple days staying home taking care of a sick toddler. I am definitely not stay at home dad material, so it hasn't been a fun week.
As to weekend drinking: now that summer is back soon, so are the summer brews, so I'll be picking up a six pack of Two Brothers' Dog Days, probably my #1 favorite summer ale. I can't recommend that beer enough.
Have a great weekend everyone!
|1 week 4 days ago||My story||
I applied to six schools after whittling down from a list of 20 potentials. Michigan, Georgetown, Northwestern, Washington University St Louis, University of Pennsylvania, and Illinois as my safety school (I grew up in the Chicago Burbs). I got my U of I acceptance two weeks after I applied so I knew I had at least somewhere to go, but I waited nervously for the remaining schools. For the other four than Michigan, I knew it was going to be a very long wait as they didn't announce their admissions until April. Coming home in December, on my 18th birthday, I opened the mailbox to see the big envelope from Michigan, which was my top choice, I had only applied to the other 5 schools to make my parents happy. I immediately belted out The Victors at the top of my lungs. It was still the best birthday present I've ever gotten. I didn't even care what the results were from the other schools in April (2 nos and 2 waitlists) because I wanted to go to Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor alone.
My dad made a last-ditch attempt to get me to go to U of I instead of U of M, because it would save him approximately 90 grand in tuition costs for in state to IL vs out of state to M. (I'm fortunate that my parents were willing and able to 100% foot the bill for my undergrad tuition). He offered to buy me a new car: a 2000 Saturn. I was already driving a gently used Camry at that point with less than 40,000 on the odometer, so I shot him down, because my thought process was why would I want a smaller and less reliable car than the one I was already driving? I told him if I got a nicer car (his choices were a Honda S2000, a BMW 3 series, or a Jeep Cherokee) then he'd have a deal because he'd still save over 60 grand, but he chose to pass. So, I was off to Ann Arbor with my used Camry, instead of down to Champaign with a new ride. I've never been more happy not to get a car than I was that day.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||In his defense||
He's hiring for his own personal team of employees under him (about 10-20 ppl) that he does this for, so these would be the people he'd be working with on a daily basis.
When he told me this he was also laughing, so I couldn't tell if he was joking or not. He may have just been pulling my leg.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||on job interviews||
first off, good luck to all the recent UM grads in your job search. be smart & dress like a pro in a suit, & keep your phone off or on airplane mode.
I hope you are fortunate enough to be applying for a company with a UM grad in a position of oversight to the process. One HR rep I know told me he tosses all MSU, OSU, & ND resumes in the trash & only brings in UM grads to interview. Good luck to all of you!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not as many as I would like||
Growing up in IL kinda prevents you from going regularly, but I've been to a handful of road games as well when they'd come to town.
Games at the Big House: 1995 vs Minnesota, 1997 vs Northwestern; 1999 vs Rice; 2000 through 2003 - every home game as that was when I was a student and had student section tickets. 2009 vs Penn State
Away games: @ Northwestern in 1996, 1998, 2005, and 2007, and 2013 I’ll be there again. @ Illinois in 2009. I’ve also been to Sparty stadium but that was for the Cold War hockey game.
Best games were 2003’s The Game, 2002’s utter annihilation of Sparty 49-3, & 2002’s late field goal win vs Washington.
EDIT: Forgot section. Usually our seats were in my dad's friend's season tix spot, so when not in the student section I was in section 35, row 40. Great view of the whole field.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Are we sure||
that LSA2k wrote this? There's no cat picture and no charts.
Kidding aside, great read and a great story. Thanks for sharing and thanks, Lou!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||textbook definition aside||
I was (and probably the other posters as well) attempting to define the term in the way that it is used here on mgoblog.com, I was not trying to give the textbook answer. Here on the boards, any forum topic with META in the title refers to the blog itself. appreciate the insightful info though! #themichigandifference
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Technically||
this thread, since it's about the acronyms here on the board, should probably have META in the title, so it would read: "META: FOA (or Figuring out acronyms)". To the poster who asked - that's how you would use it in a thread creation.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||my mistake||
I'm new here (relatively) & I didn't know it was a fake Bama fan.
I just had to find out what it was because since I apparently originated around the time of RDT's antics, people were joking and saying I was RDT.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||that right there||
was the funniest thing I've seen on this board all week. Well played Butterfield!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||not sure if serious||
that one was a joke referring to sorority girls types that show up wearing pants with something printed on their butt, like juicy or hott or whatever.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||RDT & more||
RDT = RollDamnTide - a Bama fan that became a notorious poster last year. That one threw me off first time I saw it.
IANAL = I am not a lawyer. I've seen Brian use this when discussing legalese stuff when he is giving a layman's perspective.
TWIT = This Week in Twitter/This Week in the Twitterverse - a post series by former mod BiSB
BiSB = great contributor here and former mod. Stands for Blue in South Bend, as he used to reside there.
TWIS = This Week in Schadenfreude. A hilarious weekly series posted over on SBNation.com written by Brian Cook. When it posts to SBNation, it usually gets linked to over on the message board here.
/s = poster is using sarcasm, in case that isn't clear.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||normally I||
am not given to conspiracy theories, but that one actually is plausible. Pretty evil plot if that is the case. They replace the hated BCS with something so stupid that people will be clamoring for a return to the BCS.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||yes he did||
he looked like a strung out homeless heroin junkie
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I rarely post||
from the mobile app, so I'm usually posting from a PC 99% of the time. never tried the recited method.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||my bad||
I couldn't remember the sanctioned nickname for it and I didn't want to get it wrong (I was thinking it was CoFoPuff) and have a bad title.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||exactly||
that's why I said "they're calling it the Golden Football" when obviously we all will call it that, and we will mercilessly mock them for picking one of the vagina looking logos, at least until we get distracted by someth--
Seriously, the complete lack of any well thought out design for the name or logos is just sad.