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|13 hours 9 min ago||Univ. Wisconsin 2013 commencement speaker||
Any Workaholics fans out there? If so, you'll love to know that Anders Holm delivered one of the keynote commencement addresses at UW-Madison this year. He's a Wisconsin alum (former swimmer, too?), so there's a definite connection. My favorite snippet from the local Madison newspaper:
|2 days 1 hour ago||Just wow. I'm having a hard||
Just wow. I'm having a hard time believing this really happened. Pinch me.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Minnesota, no Block M||
That would be an especially bad idea considering the M (or, more appropriate, upside down W) adorning the Gophers helmets. Or maybe Minnesota could wear alternate helmets with winged gopher stripes on them.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Link?||
Magnus: The link goes directly to a Sam Webb write-up on the Detrot News, not your scouting report.
OMG: Sam Webb is Magnus! I knew it all along.
EDIT: Beaten to the punch...twice.
|1 week 1 day ago||You forget about...||
....Bo Ryan's deal with Satan. It's true.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||All #1 recruits in all sports did in those days||
I'm also admittedly saddened that my tenure as a UM student is now referred to as "those days". Sigh.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Jim Delaney created the||
Jim Delaney created the future.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Mars might have water Donde||
Mars might have water
Donde esta el bano?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Grabbing = yelling||
Grabbing ballsacks and yelling go hand-in-hand.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Dude hates the ball. Might||
Dude hates the ball. Might be the angriest swing I've ever seen.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Work study opportunity?||
I'm sensing an undergrad work study opportunity here.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Me thinks there is always a||
Me thinks there is always a numbers crunch at IU!
Anyway, welcome aboard, Andrew. Great decision to play with your AAU teammate and for JB.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||And they have to - you know -||
And they have to - you know - play best of 7 series. No way Yale beats Quinnipiac in a 7 game series. No way.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Must've been Denard or||
Must've been Denard or nothing for them. If no Denard, then trade away for more picks. I'm not saying I agree with the strategy, but maybe it's a plausible explanation.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Detroit on the board again||
Detroit on the board again soon, so the Swopes or Robinson combination is still in play (for those of you who are seeking slot-type WRs).
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure if this is from Herm||
Not sure if this is from Herm or not since he didn't sign it. Proceed with caution.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||OK...I guess I'll take my||
OK...I guess I'll take my lumps from you in stride. I'm no technophile, but I do a ton of data analysis and computer programming on unix/linux systems, have used both windows and mac extensively for 2+ decades, and can generally troubleshoot most computing issues on my own. But my Dell laptop (upgraded memory at the time, not entry level specs, etc) + Vista experience was unbelievably nightmarish and I spent far too many hours trying to "enhance" that experience by pestering technical support and researching the web for solutions. No more Windows for me.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Windows Vista||
I had to also chuckle at the OS comparison between these two laptops (Mac OS 10.5 - Vista). I bought my first personal laptop with Windows Vista. That experience alone drove me to buy nothing but Macs ever since. Windows Vista was horrifying. It took me 5 minutes for my computer to load - when it was brand new. My work laptop at the time was a cheaper version of the MBP shown in the comparison, and it further convinced me to never go back to Windows. I'm sure Windows 7 or 8 is a much better experience, but Vista sucked the life outta me.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure how you diagnosed||
Not sure how you diagnosed this from the video. I watched it and saw a tremendously gifted athlete outperforming everyone on the field. Maybe you have insider info that I don't know about. But I also completely trust Hoke's character radar, and will continue to do so until systematiclly proven otherwise.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||1. Gardening. 2. Enjoying||
2. Enjoying the sun's warmth on my face for the first time this spring in the upper midwest.
3. My dog's butt stinks, so maybe I'll have to search the MGoArchive on how to express his anal glands.
All-in-all, a great weekend ahead.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Definitely go||
Definitely go and give us your post-Rivals thoughts in diary format. I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts. I've never been - and don't have an opportunity to see one nearby my home - so I'm living vicariously through you. No pressure whatsoever, but just know that my weekend now depends on you attending.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Further Donnal quote: NBA player emulation||
I highly encourage everyone to check out UMHoops' Donnal interview. My favorite quote:
I love this. He's his own man, and seems downright level-headed.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||This is the year that I||
This is the year that I really thought Izzo would take a chance on a SG from Iron Mountain. He has plenty of room in this class, and it would make a compelling storyline for the TV producer-types.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Wisconsin = TE||
Wisconsin has produced a ton of NFL-caliber TE talent in recent years, too, so this was an exceptionally good get against big-time schools. I know nothing about how the new Badger HC utilizes TE's, though, so maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree. But he would be silly not to keep that TE middle screen in the playbook. That damn thing worked all the time.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Lewan's arm||
Love the Lewan shot. The image is gritty and symbolically captures the Hokepoint. Not a true double Hokepoint, but still very cool.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Canine anal glands||
I seriously broached this topic at dinner a few nights ago when our dog emitted a funky smell.
My spouse: "Where did you get this information"
Me: "MGoBlog, I think"
|4 weeks 6 days ago||See previous post. It makes||
See previous post. It makes a lot of sense to play GR3 at the 3 and McGary at the 4 from a professional development standpoint. It may have been a huge selling point to keep them both here another year (maybe not...obviously pure speculation).
If Irvin is as good as advertised, he'll get his minutes. The Irvin/Stauskas/LeVert combo allows for a lot of flexibility...one of them may even play point forward under certain circumstances (foul trouble, injury, etc.)
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||I think this only becomes a||
I think this only becomes a valid option if we lose McGary and GRIII. If we lose all 4 players, here's our roster:
PG: Walton, Spike
SG/SF: Stauskas, Levert, Irvin
PF/C: Horford, Morgan, Bielfeldt, Donnal
That's still a roster full of viable B1G players, but man alive the depth is thin. One injury ruins everything with only 9 scholarship players. I would definitely comb the transfer wires for Luke Hancock or Brandon Wood-type players to fill some minutes and provide much-needed depth.
How do you prepare for this type of NBA roster turnover? I guess John Calipari - and maybe Tom Crean - knows.
I would love to be a potential walk-on next year...lots of opportunities. Maybe Freddie Hunter has an age-appropriate son to bolster our roster?
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||Good luck, Tim. You were a||
Good luck, Tim. You were a key cog in bringing our program back to national relevance. Godspeed in your NBA quest.
Tie your laces tight, Zak Irvin. Major minutes are coming your way.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||Wisconsin's Jacob Pedersen is||
Wisconsin's Jacob Pedersen is the cream of the U.P. crop over the past (insert large number) years and more than makes up for the lack of dots in the U.P. Maybe Dean Altobelli, Spartan safety in the 80's, is the last significant B1G contributor from above the bridge?