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|20 hours 50 min ago||Upvoted for Grand Haven||
Upvoted for Grand Haven cottage vs. Marriott or Hilton analogy. Love it.
|1 day 10 hours ago||And this stat really sucks||
And this stat really sucks because I moved to Madison about 14 years ago.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Yes, there is a governing||
Yes, there is a governing body for the entire UW System, but each has its own particular fiefdom. Administratively, it is probably very similar to the UM "system" at the top level. I'm definitely not an expert at college administration, though.
I will say that this entire conversation would be kind of "huh?" to grads at the various UW campuses. You're a "UW-Platteville" or "UW-Stevens Point" grad, not a "UW" grad. Students at the non-Madison campus also do not get any privileges at Madison for football tickets, etc. So that seems to be a distinct difference. I didn't know that UM-Dearborn or UM-Flint could get access to football tix. When I was a UM student a couple decades ago, I honestly didn't know that UM-Dearborn or UM-Flint existed and were considered part of the UM family. I appreciate this thread because I've actually learned a ton.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Les Miles: Soon to be placed||
Les Miles: Soon to be placed on the Endangered Species list? Say it ain't so.
|1 day 20 hours ago||That is an epic graduation||
That is an epic graduation lid on the guy in red. Epic. What institute of higher learning is that associated with and do they have an online graduate degree program?
|1 day 20 hours ago||Division III powerhouse||
Division III powerhouse University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team members will always state proudly that they are UW-Whitewater alumni, not University of Wisconsin alumni.
It is different in Wisconsin since we don't have directional schools. We have a University of Wisconsin system with distinct flavors named by city/location.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Happy Bday||
Happy Bday, Mr. Hackett. This may sound creepy, but I love you.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Ice cream||
Circa early 90's. I was close with a worker at an Ann Arbor ice cream shop. I later married that worker. Nothing like a closing time ice cream dish on the house.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Overload||
I can't take it any longer. Too much happening, and not enough synapses to process it all.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Not Minocqua. But very||
Not Minocqua. But very close. Greater metro Rhinelander region.
|5 days 14 hours ago||This past weekend. We||
This past weekend. We decided to test out a northwoods (Wisconsin) bar/restaurant on a whim. We had driven past it many times, and finally succumbed to its mystique. It was a total dive, but that's OK with me. I grew up in rural Michigan, so dive bars hold a special place in my heart.
We had heard they serve pizza, so we asked for a menu. No menu available. They offered thick and thin crust pizza. My kids just wanted cheese pizza (they were getting a bad vibe). No cheese pizza was available - only pepperoni, sausage, or deluxe. That's when it finally hit me - they served frozen pizza. I laughed inside, knowing many fine northwoods establishments serve piping hot frozen pizzas. We gamely ordered a sausage thick crust and a deluxe thin. Best damn frozen pizza I ever had, maybe because I downed it with two icy cold Pabst from the tap.
|1 week 16 hours ago||NBO||
Nuthin' But Oberon. 75+ in south-central Wisconsin. Flowering bushes are showing color. Tulips are poking through the soil. I'll be tipping an Oberon (or two) with dinner tonight.
Warm-climate folks just won't understand. IT'S F#*@#$ING SPRING!
|1 week 20 hours ago||Novakian 4||
Novakian 4 must be used more liberally around these parts. Awesome description.
|1 week 1 day ago||He dunks in this video. Can||
He dunks in this video. Can everyone please relax now?
Looks like he has nice skills with either hand. I like to see that in a post player.
And it looks like his body is maturing. Go figure.
Welcome to Ann Arbor, Austin.
|1 week 1 day ago||I like surprises.||
I like surprises.
|1 week 1 day ago||Summer tour t-shirts||
Are summer tour t-shirts available? I'll pick one up to hang next to my Motley Crue Summer Tour '87 t-shirt.
EDIT: I need figure out how to type umlauts.
|1 week 2 days ago||I will now try this. Looks||
I will now try this. Looks tempting, especially slathered on mallard breasts.
|1 week 2 days ago||I would break the ice by||
I would break the ice by asking "What did you think about that James Voskuil floater against (XXXX) in the '92 NCAA tourney?" Things will go smoothly from there.
*What game did Voskuil hit that little floater in the lane late in the game? That was a dagger of all daggers.
|1 week 3 days ago||Masterful. Well done.||
Masterful. Well done. This plot line will unfortunately have to be used in a porn parody since the uninspiring Star Wars prequel trilogy cannot be legally remade without pesky infringement issues.
|1 week 3 days ago||I was looking into Maryland||
I was looking into Maryland tix as well. This could be a fun road trip, but I don't want to be obstructed. Thanks for posing this question, EID. And thanks for haunting me with visions of large turtles roaming the stadium.
|1 week 5 days ago||Will not watch until Lion Kim||
Will not watch until Lion Kim is on the leaderboard.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||i live in Madison. I've||
i live in Madison. I've endured the Bo Ryan era from its infancy and have actually grown to admire his resiliency. I've openly argued with Badger fans on numerous occasions in the past decade that "the Badgers will be down next year", only to see the likes of Mike Wilkinson and Frank Kaminsky elevate their game to All-B1G status. Hate the man for his sometimes sluggish offense and borderline harrassment defensive tactics, but do not doubt his ability to develop players and keep the Badgers among the top tier of B1G basketball squads. Losing Dekker will hurt, but Bo Ryan will still put a competitive squad on the hardwood next year.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||I've never felt such raw||
I've never felt such raw emotion while watching punting footage before. And I watch *a lot* of punting footage.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent synopsis||
Great work, Alex. An excellent stats, analysis, and fandom feelings mash-up. I'm cautiously optimistic about Irvin's trajectory next year.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I actually agree, Bando. Ben||
I actually agree, Bando. Ben Cronin and Austin Hatch aren't exactly apples to apples comparison.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ben Cronin||
Might be a similar situation as Ben Cronin.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Dagger. Jones.||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Okafor owns Kaminsky||
They're even now. Great post move.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Agree. But Kaminsky totally||
Agree. But Kaminsky totally embarrassed him on foul #4. Okafor has been a step slow all night guarding him.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Dekker shooting rocks. Dude||
Dekker shooting rocks. Dude lost his magical touch from outside the arc. Regression to the mean, I guess.