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|1 week 4 days ago||Hoke and practice...||
Best line of the day. Last four years are mostly Brandon s fault for the Hoke hire. Hoke was just an accessory to the crime.
|1 week 6 days ago||Keith Hernamdez||
Hi Kramer or is it Newman or George.:)
|1 week 6 days ago||Roy Black and F Lee Bailey..||
Defended William Kennedy Smith in the rape case in Florida 1990 s. That is all. :)
|1 week 6 days ago||Two more..||
Al Pacino and Beverly D ' Angelo sitting at the next table at a theater district restaurant in NYC. Maybe 2000? Didn t dare bother them.
|1 week 6 days ago||Random " celebrity/famous people sightings"..||
Joe DiMaggio - La Scala's italían restaurant, mid to late 1950's, 54 th street In NYC. I was maybe 9? 10?. I was scared :) to ask for his autograph so my father got one for me. Of course, I have no idea what happened to the signature. Too bad for me.
Hank Aaron, at LaGuardia Airport NYC 1981 ? He was waiting in line for a flight to Atlanta. Apparently nobody recognized him. I went over and said "Hank, don't want to bother you for an autograph just want to shake your hand." I did.
Morgan Fairchild near Rockefeller center NYC. 1980 s? No contact, just a sighting.
Dick Cheney when he was Sec' y of Defense, 1992 at Camden Yards getting out of his car to go in to the stadium. Lots of Secret Service but got a clear look from maybe 75 feet or so.
Steadman Graham, is that his name? Waiting at O ' Hare with us for a flight to NYC. Big deal. Is he still Oprah's "beau". Maybe 8-10 years ago.
Gov. SPITZER, NY, about 2006? I was eating lunch in a sandwich shop on 44 th Street in NYC when he walked in alone for a sandwich. Alone. Go figure. I said Good Luck in the election, must have been right before Election Day. Before his mistress adventure was known.:)
Sen. Carl Levin sitting in first class on a Northwest flight to Detroit, must have been when my kids were students at UM. 89-96.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Brian Mone?||
If he can run? Did I miss something?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Agree...||
Using "Tards" and "Bungholes" says more about the person using it then to whom it is directed. I could be wrong, maybe its just commonly accepted usage in south central pa. I may be guilty of regional bias.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I root for as any as 4 teams..||
Michigan, of course, and whomever Ohio, Michigan State, and Notre Dame are playing.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Elezovic..||
My bad, missed PAT at Columbus where a dirty hit knocked Grbac out. 13-13, Herbsreit hit a short TD pass late on 4 th down?? for the tie. Bucks went for 1.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Elezovic..||
Missed extra point but made tough 39 yard field in the rain at the end for 22-22 tie. Missed PAT was not the problem, think we had 5 fumbles that day. Outplayed the Illini most of the day. We were undefeated that year albeit with 3 ties.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||First time in the Big House!||
I do remember how close it was, and my blood pressure spiked too high on the end of game goal line stand. Whew! Howard's kickoff return was down our sideline, had great view. Was my son's junior year. Don't think Wheatley played that much, it was his sophomore year? Lots of future NFL guys in that game, of course Grbac, Desmond, Trent Green, Thomas Green IU receiver, and their running back I think. Others also I m sure. Think that was the year Washington blew us out in the Rose Bowl, 31-14? But we got them the next year when Wheatley ran wild, 38-31 I think.
Anyway, after the game (IU), we went to Arborland Mall and dinner at a place I think was called Paisano' s on Washtenaw. Still there I think. At least in 2008 when I went back.
Also rememmber an icy mix in the morning with temps in the 30's, my wife and daughter not happy but it did warm up nicely later in the day.Can it be 24 years? As Dick Enberg would say, "Oh my".
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Paris, London||
Come to think of it, there was a cafe near Notre Dame that was very good, and friendly too. Otherwise, we loved Paris and London but the food, No! Maybe we just didn't know where the locals eat. And in Paris, we found as many people who spoke English but made believe they didn't as those who did not. In London, not so much.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||FLO from Progressive...||
I see many agree. Not just annoying, painfully annoying.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Love both||
The pre renovated big house had a certain charm evocative of a more peaceful time. When we moved our son in for his freshman year(1989), we walked to the stadium and amazingly to us, the gates were open. Other people were there, we ran around on the field mimicking Jon Kolesar who starred in the 1988 win at Columbus. Posed for pictures, even looked into the home locker room, the door was open, it seemed surprisingly small.
Best memory was running down the ramp to the field. And posing by the " those who stay will be champions" sign..
Still remember that day almost 26 years ago. I have to look for the pictures tomorrow. Polaroids, no I Pad or I Phone cameras then, a different time. Anybody know of a time machine for sale?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Ugh||
Jay is trying way too hard. Careful, Jay, a very fine line between edgy and desperate.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Ellerbees biggest problem||
He could not even spell compliAnce.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Caris||
Huh? You don't understand? A top 15 pick is guaranteed 3.6 million, 30 th pick is worth 1.6 mill. What if he blows his knee out in his senior year? Or hurts his foot again? Smart move is to submit your name. I would agree there is a question if a Junior should leave school for a second round selection, but for a first rounder, a no brainer. If serious about a degree, one can always go back and obtain a degree.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Daydrion Taylor||
Calling that a tackle is like calling the "War between the States" a skirmish. Taylor never played another game, not sure about the PSU receiver.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Not as bad as that but||
2008 NW game. Cold, rainy, icy, sleet mix all game long. My outside coat over all my layers were frozen, spent halftime huddled in the men's room under the heat lamp. Luckily, the hotel had a dryer in the basement so I just chucked all my clothes in there after the game. My son was proud of me for staying until the end.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||And Carr...||
Gave them the ball back by punting late from inside their 40. I knew then we would lose,
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Duckett.||
You mean the hold take down clock ran out game we lost 26-24?
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Nice work but..||
No way, a gritty undermanned team that I hope wins a game in the BTT and at least one in the NIT. If you want to play the "shoulda, coulda, woulda, game, consider the choke OT loss at Illinois, the loss to Nova in which we led fairly late by 8, and the losses to NJIT and Eastern Mich. Reverse those and we are 8-7 in conference and 18-9 overall.
And IF Mcgary didn't smoke weed and Levert and Walton stayed healthy...:) but, as has been said before, if the Queen had balls, she d be King.
|27 weeks 9 min ago||Some factors...NCAA over NIT||
1966: Texas Western (now UTEP) upsets UK in NCAA championship game. Virtually all black team, all black starting 5 beat all white UK. Don Haskins beat Adolph Rupp. Pat Riley played on that UK team. A guard from my HS in NYC, Willie Worsley, played for Texas Western.
Soon after, SEC became integrated.
More national TV games and media coverage.
UCLA and Lew Alcindor.
NCAA increased teams in tournaments. NCAA consciously tried to degrade the NIT and make their tournament the official college basketball championship. It worked.
|27 weeks 17 min ago||Artis Gilmore||
Correct, Jacksonville State. Big "fro". Went on to a nice career in the ABA.
|27 weeks 23 min ago||CCNY grad here||
Right on WD, team coached by the once legendary (locally anyway), Nat Holman. NIT was big, especially on the east coast, especially NYC, until I would guess the late 60 s. That's when UCLA with John Wooden and Lew Alcindor ( aka Kareem Abdul Jabbar) came big time on the college basketball landscape. First " big" game I remember watching, other then NIT championship games, was in 1969. Undefeated UCLA at undefeated Houston, Alcindor (as he was known then ) vs. Elvin Hayes. UCLA won by 2.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Colors||
Red aka Scarlet, Green. That is all.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Over the top||
Agree with Steve on this, well said. Most people, hopefully, instinctively are sensitive enough not to use these words. Some who may know better may use them to be hurtful or, in their minds, funny. Wise guy, not gender specific:), types. A formal listing of banned terms seems a bit elitist to me.
One surprised me, being Jewish, and having been around:) both in years, experiences, and locations, I have used the word "gypped" myself even though maybe not recently. Did not know it is? Could be? Was? An anti Semitic implication.
|29 weeks 17 hours ago||Shot clock||
No strong feelings on the shot clock but I have thought for a long time that the college three point line should be moved back. If not NBA distance, then at least split the difference.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||NTM||
Must be an east coast thing too, I have always referred to the Oxford, Ohio based school as "Miami of Ohio". Long before, long before:) it was known as NTM. My son, a 1996 Michigan grad, applied to and was accepted to NTM. Chose M, big sports fan. And good student. Daughter blue too, 96.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Hat day..||
And talking heads, including of course ESPN, wonder why so many athletes feel "entitled."