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|3 hours 30 min ago||Evidently the Lions know||
not to pick your Butt when you're on camera.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Seems to be running a bit too upright||
though I'm not a RB coach. Any expert opinions?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||This wasn't your point, but||
a NYD bowl in Marquette would be awesome.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||If an SEC team (LSU, say)||
that lost two out of its last three games and finished third in its division made the playoffs, it would be an outrage.
The Orange Bowl is fine. Good chance to play a big name team and hopefully end the season on an up note.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Are you saying...||
we had subs, it was crazy?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||If he's healthy, Spike could make a run for||
B1G sixth man of the year - he'd be the second Michigan transfer to achieve that... in a row.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Verdell Jones||
As an IU fan, I watched (sometimes through my fingers) during the first couple of Crean years, when Verdell was IU's primary point guard and scoring threat. He was... an ok B1G player, and a nice (and starting) piece as a senior on IU's 2011 Sweet 16 team. But the dude wasn't cut out to be the go-to scorer and ballhandler, which was the situation his first couple of years. Lots of turnovers and many questionable decisions led to significant inefficiency.
Frankly, that seems to be where OSU was mired last season - a young team with some talent but little identity or experience playing together, with an underclassman guard trying to do it all. That almost never works out. So, Lyle may end up, like Jones did, as a critical cog on a team with multiple offensive threats - a guy who, when he didn't have to be the everything guy, could be quite solid, though not all-B1G level.
But that'll depend on Matta's ability to actually build a team. The massive roster churn OSU has been experiencing may make that difficult to accomplish. IU has had a pretty quiet year-plus now on that front, much to my relief. Can Matta bloom again, late in his career? Or are his best years behind him? I'm hoping for the latter.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||One suggestion: how about App Programming?||
MIT has a pretty slick programming environment to get non-programmers doing creative things with their Android smartphones. It interfaces with the phone's various sensors, and is pretty cool. You don't actually have to write code, and the videos and examples are pretty straightforward. I used this to get my then 7th grade daughter interested:
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Warren Central was phenomenal that year||
I was a HS senior that year, and my school had the misfortune of hosting Warren Central for our homecoming. They were a lot more than Jeff George. Big line, great RB, good, tall receivers, and an outstanding defense. #1 nationally all season long.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Here's why the line increased||
Michigan was expected to be an improved team this year. Ohio State was ending nearly an entire class to the NFL. Consequently, the national betting scene was more uncertain about Ohio State's prospects in the summer than about Michigan's.
Evidently OSU reloaded just fine. Hence the line sliding down, even with Michigan having a good season. Other than the magnitude of the beatdowns, the Wolverines were expected to be undefeated at this point.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Good grief, it's not Mordor||
It's a Michigan town full of Michiganders. There will be thousands of M fans there. Many families will have fans of both programs in attendance.The tailgating scene is a lot of fun. You probably don't want to sit too close to the student section. That would go for any B1G venue, though.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe I spoke too soon||
Lions recover the funble in Eagles territory. Over 2 to play, down 2.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||It's what they do best||
Same ol' Lions.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||It's never good||
when the cannon goes off prematurely.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Indiana under Bill Mallory||
beat Earl Bruce twice. One of those was the origin of Bruce's "Darkest day in Ohio State football history" quote. That's the last time the Hoosiers have won against the Buckeyes.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||A water tower in Ypsi||
in case you really weren't sure. It's right on Washtenaw Ave by EMU's campus. And yes, it's the world's most phallic erection.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Well, you have to pick your battles||
And you have to know when to stop digging!
|32 weeks 2 days ago||You can pick your threads||
and you can pick your nose,
but can you pick your thread's nose? Wait. Let me try that again.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Well, the poster a ways up||
did say Rudock came out today. This board need to work on phrasing!
|37 weeks 2 days ago||In-state U of M is on par with||
really good private schools. Michigan was the most expensive option of my daughter's 4 choices by a substantial margin: Stanford, Carleton, and MSU were all thousands of dollars less per year.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I'll chip in on elite private schools bit||
My daughter will be a freshman this fall. She got into Michigan (in-state), but despite being awesome, received basically no support. Cost of attendance would be about 27K. Again, that's in-state.
She was also accepted to Stanford. Cost of attendance there would have been 19K. Stanford and most other top private schools carve deep discounts. I make just over 6 figures and don't consider myself low-income at all, but by the standards of Stanford and the Ivies I guess I am.
That said, my kid did exceptionally well in HS, and I was very fortunate financially as a result. With two more coming along, though, we may have to move to plan B or C.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Plenty of people in the South make cider and graff||
I assume using bottom-shelf apple juice from the grocery, so it's still drinkable! And you'll have a really interesting wort to include - the graff recipe seems pretty basic on this. Your strategy of concentrating your runnings down seems like an excellent idea..
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Probably a graff would be most welcome on this thread||
I've never brewed a beer (I've helped others from time to time); however, I'm in my third year of cidermaking. One of my recipes is for a malted cider commonly called graff. The foundational recipe and megathread at HomebrewTalk has plenty of info if you are interested in trying this once cider season really gets going in a few months.
Some modest suggestions from my personal experience, if you are interested in trying this out:
1. If you can, use good, late season unfiltered cider from an orchard. Most grocery store apple juice comes from China and won't add anything interesting. Here in Michigan, October and November juice makes better cider than September juice. More sugar, and more complex flavor. I've used cider yeast and S-04 yeast, and have been happy with both.
2. Cider making is a lot like winemaking, I gather. Throw yeast in a carboy with juice and wait a couple of months before bottling or kegging - there's no boil. Once I sanitize, brew day lasts about 5 minutes for straight cider - the basics are much simpler than beer. Someone getting into this from beer will really have no problem - sanitation, fermentation, and bottling methods are all about the same.
3. Graff is a bit trickier than straight hard cider only because you will boil a gallon of wort (I do 3-gallon batches, so my personal recipe is about 2.5 gallons of juice and a bit over half a gallon of wort. Handling that on the stovetop is pretty straightforward). But it takes time for this stuff to condition nicely. Give it at least two months in the carboy. You won't be sorry.
4. So what is the result like? My favorite graff (I've made 5 separate batches now) is amber and clear with a modest head. Dry (it will ferment dry, down close to 1), but with a thicker mouthfeel than straight cider due to the malt, and tart/acidic cidery flavor - if you've had craft dry cider, like that! The finish is a bit herbal/hoppy, and I imagine would depend a lot on the choice of hops. Personally, I think it's easy to over-hop cider - just a quarter-ounce of Tettnang in a 3 gallon batch is enough, IMO. If aged less than two months it will be a little rougher to drink, but mine gets very smooth by 3 months - I have a batch on tap that I started back in November, and it is tremendous. Graff seems more like a beery cider than a cidery beer, if that makes any sense. Alcohol content will be around 6-8%, so I don't exactly drain multiple pints of it at a sitting.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Far more than the Browns||
Check this link out (aplogies for bleacher report, but I found this one pretty informative). The bigger question is, how devenfise backfield get pragnent?
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Washing down a sandwich||
with a rhubarb cider I put together last summer. Dry, fizzy, solid rhubarb finish on top of a good apple base. Mmm.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||My limited experience||
suggests that we have tremendous flexibility in integrating beer concepts with cider. There's a whole gradient of possibilities.I'm excited to experiment some more this fall.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||So you're saying||
that Jacksonville is your sleeper pick?
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Something I know about!||
I did 24 gallons of cider this year. Living in Michigan I find myself surrounded by great apples and sweet cider, and figured I'd try it out.
Of course this means I don't need to boil, though there is a nice malted, lightly hopped cider called graff. I made 9 gallons of the stuff this year. Beer people seem to prefer it over my straight cider, and I like it just fine. That requires under a gallon of wort for a three gallon batch. It is pretty straightforward to make using the usual pots and pans.
All this means I don't have really cool equipment, since basically I need to ferment and let the stuff sit around for months before kegging/bottling. Since I haul carboys from the basement to the kitchen and back, I only brew in 3-gallon batches. I have one 5-gallon glass carboy for primary and three three-gallon glass carboys. Unlike most beer brewing, I have to condition cider for months. That means filling those 3-gallon carboys nearly to the brim to avoid oxygen issues.
I brew straight-up dry cider, I also do add-ins (cranberry, rhubarb) to dry cider. I have a semi-dry that I serve from kegs (the ladies love that stuff), and I also make graff.
I do have a chest freezer in the basement with three three-gallon corny kegs, but I also bottle. So I have the usual autosiphons, funnels, and tubes.
Anyone in the Ann Arbor area (or elsewhere, since they have a significant online presence) should check out Adventures in Homebrewing in Dexter.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Good call||
Michigan was 14th in the 2006 preseason AP poll; by week 3 they were in the top 6, where they stayed until the year-end poll. Friday before the 2006 OSU game marked the high water mark for Michigan football in the aughts - and through today.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Well shoot, I was looking forward to||
the lowdown on Kansas. Will they get a B12 win this season?