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|1 year 3 weeks ago||Oakland||
You must not have been to Oakland in a while.....great restaurant and bar scene, beautiful neighborhoods in the hills. Still very tough areas for sure but it's kind of awesome actually. Will be the Bay Area version of Brooklyn soon. Housing prices all over Oakland are just on fire.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Good luck. I love the Bay||
Good luck. I love the Bay Area. To each his/her own I suppose! I can't do winter anymore. Won't even visit back east between September and May! I drive to Tahoe a few times during the winter and see the snow, then drive back. That's enough for me!
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|1 year 37 weeks ago||Toys R Us||
As someone who negotiates real estate deals for another box retailer, we have been waiting for the Toys R Us boxes to come on the market and I would bet that this will accelerate that process.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Yes it is amazing. Will||
Yes it is amazing. Will never leave if it is up to me! Cost of living and taxes are high but employers make up the difference and it is worth every dollar to me.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Understood. My wife and I||
Understood. My wife and I have relocated 4 times since I graduated in 2003 and started my 1st job. We don't have kids so that makes it easy. However, I got a significant salary bump and a better job each time. I'm done moving now as we are settled in on the west coast (SF Bay Area) at a company I love that has great future opportunities and $$$. To move across the country for a pay cut and no job for the wife seems crazy to me. The only way it makes sense at all is if the career track in this position leads to something that wouldn't be possible at your current job or moving up would happen much more quickly.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Sounds like you need to negotiate the salary.||
If the company wants you they shouldn't ask you to take an 8% pay cut to move across the country, especially when your wife has a career as well. Will they at least pay to relocate you? This sounds like a loser to me and I'm not your wife.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||1.) Director of Real Estate||
1.) Director of Real Estate for Fortune 500 retailer based in SF Bay Area.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||On the west coast now, too||
On the west coast now, too early for bed! Not too late to start drinking though.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Actually, they built the||
Actually, they built the basketball arena on the land where the football stadium was. There were huge issues with traffic and parking that were creating issues in Oakland (part of Pittsburgh where Pitt is) that were causing problems for the university and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (now the largest employer in town and a cash cow for the university).
I personally believe the athletic department made a choice at that point that going "all-in" on basketball was the right move and football was a losing battle. It was a great on-campus stadium in an urban environment. As someone who watched games there as a kid, I was very sad when it was demolished and replaced with a cookie cutter, boring basketball arena. This was a football stadium with a great deal of history that was demolished without a second thought. I guess this is what happens when your college is in a pro sports city.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Thank you Mr. Beeks. As||
Thank you Mr. Beeks. As someone who grew up in Pittsburgh and lived in Cleveland for 3 years (thank god I got out 3 years ago) the thought of comparing Panini's to Primanti's made me throw up in my mouth.
Primanti's is the original and if you have ever tasted both, you know Panini's is trash.
GO BLUE!! Also, the Burgh is awesome.
A Michigan alum from the BURGH.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Excellent! We needed a||
Excellent! We needed a Nigerian replacement for Obi Ezeh. Hopefully Mario will have better luck on the field and match Obi's class off of it.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||UNACCEPTABLE!!!!||
Seriously though, would be nice to have one dude with some kind of track record.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||What makes this even more||
What makes this even more interesting is that Dr Phillips is not some destitute small town with no resources. Orlando people can correct me if I am wrong but this high school probably isn't even that old and the area is not low income.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Okay, sorry for posting.||
Okay, sorry for posting. This is why I rarely post. Apparently this was worse than: "Darius Morris=Butterfly" and "Are Players allowed to cheer/chant." At least I have a sense of humor! Let's see if I can get down to zero points in a single day! Thank you all for your support.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Sorry about lack of||
Sorry about lack of paragraphs. Typed on Blackberry and there were spaces in there when I clicked save.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Excellent point. I think||
Excellent point. I think there would need to be a one-time right to terminate for cause say around 12/1/2011. If the university does not terminate, Rich can't be terminated due to anything from this specific NCAA investigation and must be bought out like any other coach at that point.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I am not a lawyer but||
I am not a lawyer but negotiate commercial real estate transactions for a living. Not sure about coaching contracts, but often in leases the only items modified on an extension are the dates and possibly the rents by amending the current contract. You do have the option of doing an entirely new agreement, but typically this is not done since the vast majority of the language would stay the same.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I like to picture Denard with||
I like to picture Denard with angel's wings singing lead for Lynrd Skynrd with an all angel band, and I'm in the front row hammered drunk.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I was there too. Have been||
I was there too. Have been to a few games there. The worst part for me was the replays on the scoreboard. They almost NEVER showed damn replays!!!! A great play would happen and the scoreboard would be showing some fool with a Halloween mask for the 20 seconds before the next play!!! That was really pissing me off.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||You are correct on your second point...||
Please post your checking account information ASAP and the funds will be available tomorrow morning.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||If you don't see improvement||
If you don't see improvement in 500+ yards against the #4 defense in the country and a young defense that held its own for much of the game, you need to watch a bit more closely. Iowa is a very good team. If not for the -4 turnover margin (OUR TEAM IS YOUNG!!!!), we would have had a great chance to win.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Interesting, but I think||
Interesting, but I think Michigan winning affects our ability to recruit more than OSU losing. Recruits like winners, if OSU loses but we lose more, we are not improving our standing with these kids. We need to prove that our program is on the upswing and that we will be competing for championships. I think Coach Rodriguez has Michigan on the right track and it seems that the recruits are starting to recognize that. Go Blue!
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Go F yourself. Root for||
Go F yourself. Root for another team.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||Agreed, I don't think anyone||
Agreed, I don't think anyone in the country has the combination of talent and coaching that we do right now as a unit at the QB position.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||What "route" is Mallett||
What "route" is Mallett running? They switched him to WR? Didn't think he had the speed for that.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||BOOM ARI'D||
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Better Question||
Why schedule games against great 1-AA teams? Delaware State, fine, UMASS/ASU no thanks.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||Good one man. North campus||
Good one man. North campus was always odd to me. I was a freshman in 1999 and was one of maybe 20 Black people in Couzens. I went up to Bursley and all of the other Black people were up there. This was especially true of the kids from the Detroit public schools, I don't know if they all decided to put North Campus as their first choice for housing or what, but I never understood why anyone would want to live up there.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||+10,000||
|6 years 23 weeks ago||This was just terrible. Yes,||
This was just terrible. Yes, it is Brian's blog and he can do what he wants but I can also comment that this is probably the least entertaining thing I have read on mgoblog while refreshing this page 60x a day for the last few years.
That said, I can't wait for the UFR to come out today! Thanks for your work Brian! I will drop a few bucks into Beveled Guilt if you promise to end this series now!