Mike Lantry, 1972
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|1 day 6 hours ago||go blue!||
good win for lax, but perhaps closer than it needed to be?
|1 day 7 hours ago||my son got, not my done for||
damn auto complete
|1 day 7 hours ago||brine recruit||
my done for one of these when he started...slightly wider basket for easier catching/scoop, spend time breaking in the netting after you get it to form a nice pocket for catching/cradling.
|2 days 9 hours ago||intangibles...||
manifested as tangibles.
He will be missed next year far beyond his on court production.
Thanks Mr. Morgan.
|2 days 9 hours ago||mispronunciation just as bad||
My son's name is Xavier and people mispronounce it all the time as 'ex-avier', rather than 'Zavier'...mildly annoying, but doesn't really bother me except when people actually try correct me or him, in which case I politely indciate that it is like xylophone or Xerxes or xenophobia or xerox or pretty much all words that start with X.
'Scuse me, but I think I know how to pronounce my son's name correctly.
|3 days 7 hours ago||'love train'||
tourney meme born?
|5 days 4 hours ago||sad that he had to pay such a price for bringing this out||
Until i walk a mile in his shoes, not going to judge him for his immediate response in the locker room, but I would hope I would do more in the same situation.
He did show a lot of courage in bringing this to light and making something happen to stop the abuse. Exposing this in Happy Valley must have been a truly daunting prospect.
Shouldn't he be protected under some sort of whistle-blower law, whereby he should at least have his salary even if he is on some kind of employment waiver from PSU?
Seems weird that no college will touch him or hire him.....I would think that someone who will stand up and stop that kind of thing would be a good hire....just MHO.
|5 days 4 hours ago||going to agree with you on that||
sure he hates artificial turf b/c it no longer kicks up the cloud of dust in the '3 yards and a ' offensive scheme
|5 days 4 hours ago||wellllll....||
'I don't think you'll find many WVU fans that think....'
you can stop right there....'nuff said
|5 days 5 hours ago||man are you tired||
I thought the video was awesome and I have no problem with RR calling out a BS proposal for a rule change that would ostensibly seek to hinder his offensive scheme...seems like a smart move to me.
As for RR, I would gladly have him back in exchange for all the old-school, manball type fans represented in the video by the 80's phone talking guy who wants to turn back the clock.
If he was a bad fit for Michigan, it is only b/c a large segment of the fanbase still lives in the dark ages of football and pine for a time and place in the sport that is more or less disappearing. Yay for them getting what they want, jury is still out on how that is going to work out for us heartened somewhat by hiring an OC that can hopefully bring us back to post-1999 football on that side of the ball, fingers crossed.
|1 week 2 days ago||Can you block?||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||second that..||
my son is 8 and just started playing with the SF Riptide and he is a HUGE M fan, so seeing them play lacrosse live would be very, very cool.
Do they post video or games anywhere at all?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||done||
and i LOVE having all the episodes posted at once to watch at my leisure and not have to wait......wish they could do it for True Detectives
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, this...||
I watch and like both, but True Detectives to me is one for the ages.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||maybe...||
their boosters can start handing the players envelopes with _oney in them?
I kid, I kid.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I don't expect perfection, but. ...||
I realize we are not going to run the table and be undefeated, so my expectations are in line with the reality of college basketball, but those guys seriously seem to be phoning it in.
yes..Iowa is on fire.... But I am consistently seeing M guys not back on defense and not really seeming to be moving at 100% on either end.
Here is hoping that Belin can adjust and scheme them back into it enough that they can pick up some momentum.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||To be fair on one item being complained about...||
..not flushing toilet paper is pretty much standard in large portions of the world.
Anyone who has traveled to even minimally remote parts of the globe know that TP goes in the bin, even luxury resorts when they are far enough out there. The water system is just not set up to deal with it.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||thanks for the write-up, will be following||
I know they need to play the season first to better understand improvement, but since we are now varsity and can somewhat recruit nationally, what is the longer term outlook?
Short version, hohw long until we beat OSU? ;)
Aside: just bought my 8 year old all his pads and gear for his first practice on his first team ever, he has been wearing them around the house for 4 days and always wants to go out and throw. Will play for the San Francisco Riptide U9 this year....can't wait.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||darkest and funniest series ever||
'League of Gentlemen' - this is a British comedy series that you really have to be a little sick and twisted to really appreciate. If you don't like extremely dark humor, this is not for you...
I lived in London when it originally aired and bought the UK DVDs and kept an old DVD player that was 'cracked' to be able to play DVDs from any region around for several years...just to be able to play them. Was delighted when it showed up on Netflix.
Better write-up here than i can give it http://voices.yahoo.com/the-league-gentlemen-monty-python-meets-alfred-1609895.html
It was a stage show for several years first, so the characters and stories were refined over a long period before going onto TV and for it requires repeated viewing to catch all the humor as some is quite subtle and there is just a lot of complexity to the characters and plots
If you don't get why a butcher shop called 'H. Briss & Sons' is funny, maybe take a pass on this.
(not to be confused with movie 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen')
|12 weeks 1 day ago||not in a competitive real estate market||
often a landlord will provide some level of tenant improvements to get tenenats and that fluctuates from nothing per square foot to a lot, depending on how badly a tenant is needed and how much rent they are willing to pay, etc. etc.
A retail space/location in Ann Arbor I will assume does not have much trouble finding tenanats (I live in Cali now, so I'm not sure how much vacant space there is in A2 these days) and geting a decent rent for it, so they aren't likely to be dropping a ton of $ for T.I.s for anyone beyond paing and flooring or something like that. If Blimpy's needs to outfir it as a restaurant there is a bunch of equipment and perhaps some mods required to the actual space, so I would assume the money would go toward that.
If you have no attachment to the place, i can see why you would find the idea of funding it odd, but I grew up going there with my parents who graduated from M and ate there when i attended and I brought my son there last year when we came back for the NW game, his first. I would like to see it continue in some form so I can continue to go ther when i come back, so I'll chip in. If you just see it as b ad service and greasy burgers, by all means don't. Not really sure how someone gets offended by that.
I used to go to other places on game days with my parents that were their hangouts in college (Preztel Bell, Cottage Inn, Drake's Sandwich Shop) and hang with their alumnae friends after games and hear them talk about the old days, cooler still to eat hang there when i was in school. They were heartbroken when it closed, as was I.
Cottage Inn and Blimpy's are all that was left and Cottage Inn isn't at all the same.
Not sure what i would do if Rick's closed...maybe try to buy that sticky/scummy section of carpet back by the pool table where i puked once?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Ford kickstarter here|
|12 weeks 5 days ago||ha||
or for that matter, that a good solution would be to parachute a small team of lightly armed soldiers into the center of the city, loudly announced by leg flares and smoke trails, to deal with the creature, rather than a less conspicuous landing of some kind of large, armored craft from the bay or somewhere else on a beach....well, what do I know about military tactics?
If you use idiotic assumptions as criteria, then the assumption that bad guys can fire machine guns at point blank range for extended periods and not hit good guys that are somersaulting across an open space in front of them (or any of the billions of variations on that type of sequence), would mean that about in X million movies are not worth watching.
Some suspension of disbelief is required for most films or you are left with a bunch of realist/neorealist/cinema verite type things that get old pretty quick.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Is that||
Bruce Jenner or Julie Andrews? Hard to tell.
He should be in a horror movie...THAT would scare me.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||looks awesome||
I normally don't go in much for blockbuster studio stuff, but I live in San Francisco and my 8 year old son watched this and thought it was real for a second and his eyes were as big as saucers at the scene showing downtown SF in ruins (I didn't show him the lead in stuff, just a'hey look at this' after the trailer started).
He says to me 'Daddy don't go to work!' (my office is smack dab in the center of that shot on the water behind the Ferry Building).
Because I am a terrible parent, I messed with him a bit and said, 'don't worry, I will be really careful.'
It took him another second and glance at the screen to realize it wasn't real, but for that second he thought I was either the bravest or dumbest person on Earth, most likely the latter.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||apparently||
that is also true if you toss a few fluffy/light/powdery snowballs at a vehicle
|12 weeks 5 days ago||or Pier 39 Chowder/Bread Bowl?||
can they play on Alcatraz?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||lulz||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||not me....commence firing squad..handing you a blindfold||
and a cigarette
[pack, pack, pack, shape, shape, pack, shape] aaaaaand FIRE!
BOOM!, consider yourself snowballed byatch ;)
|12 weeks 5 days ago||totally hear you in that respect, see your point||
We just have a different definition of 'wronged'.......fluffy, kitty-balls lofted at my car on a snowy day doesn't equal 'wronged' to me. When I get older, I'm more of a 'hey kids, feel free to play on my lawn because it is just grass and that is what it is there for anyway' type of person. You will never catch me yelling at kids in general, much less to save a lawn, speaking metaphorically. This feels a lot like 'get off my lawn!'
I think a lot of people ARE 'that way'...I am. I don't take offense at every little thing in the world and try to live and let live and if there is some sort of situation that needs to be dealt with, you do so simply and without escalating out of proportion with whatever the grievance might have been. Of course, not everyone is like that, hence attributing 50% of the blame on the students for not being more selective and responding poorly to an older guy exiting his car.
Clearly there should have been better judgement on the part of the kids, but they are 19...kids. They do stuff like that sometimes. Some older people lose sight of the fact that these are kids and I think have a very different threshold for these kinds of hijinx, but they should also remember what it was like to be young....snowballs and poor judgement often ensue on a snowy day.
Suspensions? Seriousness and furrowed brows and calling it a 'mob', or assault, or an attack? I just disagree wholeheartedly with going there and making poor judgement in some way criminal necessitating missing a bowl game. I think a private apology to the professor, and a whole lot of private running of steps better serves the situation.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||hardly..||
As part of the 'lighten up' crowd, I am 46 and am a fully fledged working adult that runs a company in silicon valley.
if that professor just chills and smiles at the harmless, fluffy snow and waits a bit and drives on past....you have a congenial, fun, collegte prank-type situation where even a tiny bit of a sense of humor would serve people well in that situation. Absent that, even a small amount of tolerance and a shake of the head while you drive on through will get you past that whole situation.
I would totally be okay with that happening to my grandparents, mother, sister, etc. Most of the people in my family would have either laughyed and drove on through, or more likely exited the car wearing a huge smile and returning fire, so to speak, in a good natured way. Good snowball fights don't grow on trees, don't miss a one.
Mob? IMHO, a group of college students milling about just does not constitute a mob. No one is pegging cars with footballs, no one in that video is acting in a threatening manner nor are they intending to intimidate anyone. Jesus, people are acting like it is Watts during the riots and there are fires burning and gangs of violent looters roaming about trying to hurt people. It is a college campus on a snowy day where class was canceled....who gets all terrified in that situation of some harmless/fluffy snowballs? I'm willing to bet several other drivers laughed and went with the joke prior to this part of the incident.
Are the students blameless? No. They are old enough to be able to read people's cues and if someone driving through is not responding inj a humerous way, hold off for the next driver who gets it and let those that don't just pass on by. The bucket of snow into the car was a bit much also, that goes beyond common sense. 50% blame on the students for not being cognizant that not everyone shares the 19 year world view that everything is funny to everyone.
Is the professor blameless? No. He should be able to display even a small amount of tolerance and perhaps even a sense of humor and just let college kids be college kids and drive on through. If he really feels the need to throw a wet blanket on things, probably wiser not to immediately exit the car to do so. Were it me, I would proceed out of range, park the car and walk back 100 feet or so and then perhaps try to tell the kids to perhapps cool it or at least be a little selective in their targeting to not get people who don't seem receptive to being pegged by little fluffy bunny snowballs. Getting out of the car to do a 'get off my snow' thing is a 100% invitation to get a face full of fluffy snow. I laughed, especially when he goes up to the smallest, non-involved girl there and starts in on her, very brave. 50% on the professor.
The 'seriousness' being ascribed to the whole thing where we are reading about it/watching it on a Michigan football blog, with names attached to it and player suspensions being handed down, I think is wholly out of proportion to what actually occured. If I were king of the world, a simple, old-fashioned apology might be in order, where whatever students and the professor meet up, shake hands and the students/players say 'Hey, sorry, we got a little out of hand and didn't realize you were upset and took it too far.' The professor says try to think a little bit next time. Professor gets some sideline passes to a game or some other desirable something or other and all is good.