maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||I recently bought a Shake Weight for Men...||
and I'm actually looking forward to using it.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||I'm sorry about your loss, FA.||
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Beavis,||
First and foremost, thanks for taking the time to research the relevant information in order for this scenario to happen.
In regards to the cap, the projected value for the upcoming season is $56.1 million, so getting quality players to fill the remainder of the roster would be difficult. However, don't forget about the cap exceptions (mid-level, bi-annual, etc.) that allow a team to go over the cap. Also, I'm not that familiar with how the luxury tax works, but if the team is OK with paying the tax, couldn't they pursue more talented (and more expensive) players?
|4 years 43 weeks ago||The Heat are actually in a||
The Heat are actually in a good position to pull this off. I believe they're 44 million under the cap, so they could sign three max-contract players.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Or, as John Madden once said,||
Or, as John Madden once said, "the team that scores the most points will probably win the game."
|5 years 4 weeks ago||No love for Dr. Speedy Nutz?||
In my opinion, Dr. Nutz is seeded far too low at 10. He should be a 3 or 4 at worst.
Also, gotta love the oxymoronic name of King Jamell Modest. Actually, I don't know. I guess a king could be modest.
Finally, Can Du.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Come on now, Arturo Fausto||
You know better than to come 'round here posting that nonsense...
|5 years 11 weeks ago||This is no contest.||
Armenian Studies (AAPTIS) 274 with Kevork Bardakjian and NERS 211 with Ronald Fleming. For AAPTIS 274, all you had to do was write two papers, regardless of quality, and you were guaranteed an A. You didn't even have to show up to class. Same with NERS 211, except there were two exams instead of two papers, one of which was a take-home.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||I echo those sentiments.||
I hated EECS 280 more than any other class during my time at Michigan. It was ridiculously hard, the professor sucked, the autograder sucked, and it was ridiculously hard (wait, I said that already). I mentioned this in a previous thread back during finals week last December, but that class single-handedly altered the course of my college career. I became an academic felon (three honor code violations) and changed majors to IOE. Best decision I ever made.
Having said all that, I don't consider EECS 280 to be the most difficult class I took. No, that distinction would go to ME 235 (Thermodynamics). I know some of you mechanical engineers are probably reading this and laughing at me, but I didn't know what the fuck was going on in that class. Good thing no one else in the class knew what was going on either. As I recall, the average for every exam was in the 30% range. I recorded the lowest test score ever in my academic career during that class: a 17% on the second midterm. Amazingly I came out with a C at the end of the term.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||http://channelsurfing.net/||
Scroll down to find the Wisconsin-Michigan stream.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Damn it||
I thought for sure Ford would file for bankruptcy last summer, so I stayed away from them and instead bought a shitload of Citigroup and AIG stock. Not a bad decision, but neither stock has increased as much as Ford's has.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Holy Shit||
Did not see this one coming at all. Hopefully USC's bridge with Baxter is irreversibly burned.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||YES||
It just keeps getting better and better.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Charles Antonelli||
The professor for my class was Charles Antonelli, and he was beyond worthless. And apparently I'm not the only one that feels that way: http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=774451
During my time as a student at Michigan, there were only two professors/lecturers that I would describe as beyond worthless. One was Antonelli, and the other was Richard "Don't call me Dick" Gerth. Any IOE students reading this should be very familiar with that name and know exactly what I mean.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||I feel your pain, my friend||
EECS 280 was the turning point of my academic career at Michigan. After failing both midterms, getting zeroes on the final three program assignments, bombing the final, and picking up three honor code violations for copying other people's code, it was pretty clear to me that I should change my major. And change I did... to IOE.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Ah yes, NERS 211||
Ronald Fleming was the guy's name. What was funny was that the stuff he covered in class was not at all what was actually on the exam. That class was the one and only time where I sat down to take a test, didn't understand one single question, and yet didn't feel panicked or pressured at all. Somehow I ended up with an A- despite bombing both midterms and probably the final as well. Looking back on it now, I feel like I got cheated.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Hallelujah!||
Finally, some good news regarding Michigan athletics.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||"Michigan is not that great of an academic school."||
|5 years 19 weeks ago||I still have faith||
that the basketball team can get things turned around. One has to believe that eventually at least a few of those missed shots (especially from the 3-point line) will start falling. I mean, that sub-30% 3-point FG percentage can't continue for the rest of the season, can it?
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Yep||
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Yeah, the hint provided by the OP was extremely misleading||
Roberson was cut from the team this past July. I was looking through the current Bulls roster, and there was no one that fit the description of being one of Woodley's former teammates.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||My goodness||
That is a hell of a list assembled there. I voted for Braylon obviously, but Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson deserve to make the All-Decade team as well. It's a damn shame one of them will be left off.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Awesome||
Congratulations to Suh. Guy was the most dominant defensive player this season by far. To not invite him would have been a crime.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Let's see||
Poor grammar, contradictory statements, and hatred for complete strangers on a message board... yep, all of the elements of a winning post are present.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I understand what you mean||
My comment was just based on the one pic from her Facebook profile, where she does look attractive. Looking at some of the other photos of her from the Google image search, I have to admit that her face is not the greatest out there. I do think she has a fairly nice body though, at least from the few pics that I've seen. So yeah, by no means do I think she is the hottest woman alive, but I also would not fault any man for wanting to sleep with her.
As a side note (and this is not in direct response to your post), I will make sure to indicate when I'm just kidding around. I think my post was taken a little too seriously by some people around here...
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Huh?||
It's just a joke, man. Relax.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Rachel Uchitel||
The party planner from New York that Tiger was allegedly involved with, Rachel Uchitel, is pretty fucking hot (see http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:kDE-Qo2737QJ:www.facebook.com/peopl...). Shit, I would've cheated on my wife, too!
|5 years 24 weeks ago||-|
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Actually, Cody Hawkins was benched last month.||
Tyler Hansen has started the last three games.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Update||
They just announced on the game broadcast that Best has a concussion and feeling in all his extremities. Very good news given how serious the injury could have been.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Dude, that bitch is crazy||
Were the refs blind? How the hell did she not get thrown out? Jesus.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Yeah, I agree||
I fear there is going to be a significant backlash against Islamic-Americans akin to post-9/11. I'm reading some of the comments from the ABC article, and many people, without knowing any facts besides his name and rank, are already writing things like:
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Very sad.||
According to ABC News, the gunman that got killed by police has been identified as Malik Nadal Hasan. He was about to be deployed to Iraq. One can only wonder what drove Hasan and the other suspected gunmen to do what they did.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I like VA Tech big in this game.||
35-14. I think the Hokies will be be extra motivated given the way they lost last week's game against UNC. Oh yeah, and there's also the revenge factor for last year's loss to ECU.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Suh is an absolute beast,||
but the rest of their team doesn't impress me. I think as long as Helu (the RB) is held in check and if Michigan protects the ball (a big if, I know), it should be a pretty winnable game. Then again, I said the same thing about MSU, Iowa, Penn State, and Illinois...
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Man, I hope that matchup becomes reality.||
I would LOVE to see Michigan avenge that horrific loss from four years ago during the Year of Infinite Pain. To this day, I still hate everything associated with the Sun Belt conference (because of the refs obviously).
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Read this and you'll understand|
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I agree 100%||
I, too, believe that Penn State is overrated and we will win handily. They are definitely not the 13th best team in the nation... not even close actually.
Michigan 34 PSU 17.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||That's an easy fix.||
Just make sure you select Jose Calderon or Ray Allen in the later rounds to offset that. :)
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I had the first pick||
in my draft earlier this week, and I went with Lebron. Bron is the only player in the league that comes even remotely close to averaging a triple-double. I think last season he averaged 28 points, 7 boards, and 7 assists per game. That is absurd. Paul is a great player as well, but I would actually take Dwyane Wade before him. Wade is basically a one-man team down there in Miami.
In years past, I've never had higher than the third pick and my strategy has always been to go for a dominant point guard and center with my first two picks. That sets me up nicely in at least the three major categories: scoring, rebounding, and assists. Don't get me wrong, you can find good point guards and centers in later rounds, but the number of elite players (in terms of fantasy value) at those two positions is very small. Elite wing players (again, in terms of fantasy numbers), on the other hand, can be found as late as the eighth or ninth round.
Some sleeper picks that I would recommend you draft earlier than their pre-draft ranking:
Andris Biedrins (GS)
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Not sure how up to date this list is, but here you go:|
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Pretty dumb play...||
but it reminded me of a very similar play that occurred about a decade or so ago in a high school state title game. I don't remember the names of the teams or any other details; I just saw the highlight on TV. Anyway, Team A has a slim lead and they've got the ball on their own 1-yard line with only a few seconds left. All they have to do is run one play and they win. Team A's QB drops back in the end zone, runs around to let the time expire, and when he sees the clock hit all 0s, he just throws the ball in the air and starts celebrating. One of Team B's defensive linemen then immediately jumps on the ball, which was ruled a fumble, and Team B wins the championship.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Have the gods no mercy?||
|5 years 34 weeks ago||I'm tired, boss.|
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Clarification||
I think chitownblue is saying that Bollinger was better than DREW TATE, not Tate Forcier.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Yeah||
He had a tumor on his spine, and he was also treated for melanoma back in 2001. Don't know if the two cases were related in any way, but it is sad news nonetheless. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family...
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Man||
It's a damn shame that an absurd amount of negative points doesn't automatically lead to the banhammer...
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Nadia Yassir||
from Season 6 of 24. Definitely one of the better-looking fictional Michigan alums if I may say so myself...
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Haha, IOE '06 here.||
I'm not offended because I know it's true...
|5 years 41 weeks ago||I am really, really looking forward to this season||
I mean, I get excited for the start of every football season, but this year is different. Coming off that terrible campaign from '08, I can't wait to see Year 2 of the RichRod era and how the team has improved from last year. I'm not gonna make any predictions; I just hope we make a bowl game, whether that's at 6-6 or 12-0 (hey, we can dream, right?). Either way, September 5th can't get here fast enough.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||This is excellent news||
Thanks for sharing!
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Michael Vick||
I know that list is just one guy's opinion, but if we're talking about thrilling college football players, I'm not sure how you leave Vick off. He was, in my opinion, one of the most electrifying athletes to ever play the game.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Just based on the last paragraph alone||
I now have no choice but to buy the book.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Update||
Just saw a press conference on CNN held by Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron, and he confirmed the following details:
-McNair was found slumped over on the living room couch with multiple gunshot wounds to the head.
-There was a female (identified as Sahel Kazemi) lying on the floor nearby, with one gunshot wound to the head. A pistol was found close to her body.
-The female had been arrested for DUI this past Thursday while driving an SUV that was registered to McNair.
-Aaron said that the police are not actively seeking any suspects and do not think that McNair's wife, who is currently in Mississippi, was involved.
Murder-suicide was never mentioned in the press conference, but based on the information above, it doesn't seem too big a stretch to assume that's what happened. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Crazy...||
The rumor is that McNair killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself, but that is unconfirmed right now. Regardless, this is some unbelievably tragic news.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Trust me...||
As a Warriors fan and someone that had the "pleasure" of watching Jamal Crawford play this past season, believe me when I say that you don't want him on your team if you're looking for anything other than scoring. That's really all he can do. It pains me to criticize a fellow Wolverine, but the guy plays absolutely no defense and has a tendency to hog the ball. Gordon and Crawford on the same team would be a disastrous combination.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Google is a powerful tool...||
Here's the kid's myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/devincentmcfarlin101
Looks like the little punk is actually 16 and not 14 like many of us originally thought. Either way, he's finally fucking gone. It's about damn time.
Thank you, Brian.
|6 years 1 week ago||I think he means Matt||
I think he means Matt Cassel, not Sam.
|6 years 1 week ago||Not sure if this would be possible||
but you know how YouTube has the thumbs up / thumbs down option for comments, and if a comment receives a certain number of thumbs down(s), it is hidden from view completely? If such a feature were implemented on MGoBoard for forum topics (or perhaps even individual users), I think it definitely would help reduce the number of "retarded" posts.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||ESPN highlight video||
Here's a short "highlight" video from ESPN:
Young fella definitely has some speed and shiftiness.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||April 11 at noon EDT||
And yes, it is free. In years past when I've attended, there weren't too many people that showed up (relative to the total amount of seats) so if that holds true this time around you should be able to get a seat pretty much anywhere you want. Have fun though-
|6 years 6 weeks ago||-|
|6 years 6 weeks ago||ESPN360||
It's also on ESPN360.com.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Awesome||
Great stuff. Thanks for posting that link.
I was surprised to see that the WAC has produced as many 1st round QBs (3) as the Big Ten (2) and Big 12 (1) put together.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||David Moosman||
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Don't forget "your" and "you're"||
God, that shit drives me crazy.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||2005 Penn State||
I'm surprised no one's added this one to their list of best games yet. Henne to Manningham with no time left on the clock for the win. Even though I was in the student section on the far side of the field and couldn't see the play that well, I remember seeing Henne drop back, throw the ball in the endzone, the receiver cup his hands, and then the crowd behind that endzone cheered loudly. Absolutely incredible.
2003 OSU and 2004 MSU are also right up there. And just because I enjoy blowout victories over rival schools, 2003 ND and 2002 MSU were also very enjoyable.
As for worst... 2002 Iowa (34-9 loss on homecoming) and 2005 Minnesota were tough to stomach.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Makes sense||
Apparently he and Jeremy Jackson are pretty good friends, so I can understand the decision to come up here early and enroll at Huron. He'll be in Ann Arbor next year anyway, so this will likely give him more time to become acclimated to the area and also make the transition/move from Florida a little bit easier.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Question for you, Brian||
You wrote: "Notre Dame's Matt Lovecchio, AKA A Major Reason Ty Willingham Was Fired."
I'm confused by this. Wasn't Lovecchio gone before the start of Ty's first season at ND in 2002? Yes, I know that part of his decision to leave was because Willingham refused to name him the starter after spring practice, but that 2002 Irish team started 8-0 (including a 2-point win over Michigan) with Carlyle Holiday at quarterback. Holiday was also the starter at the end of the 2001 season, which happened to be Bob Davie's last year as Irish coach. So my question is, how was Lovecchio a major reason Willingham was fired? In 2003, Holiday was benched in favor of Brady Quinn who never relinquished the starting spot thereafter. Do you think Lovecchio, had he stayed, would've been an upgrade over Fr./So. Quinn and orchestrated a few more wins?
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Link:|
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Ok, serious question for you, RRerabeginsin2009||
Are you the poster formerly known as GoBlue00? Because the content of your posts is basically an exact match to what that kid used to write.
I don't know if anyone else picked up on that, but that's the first thing that came to mind when I read this post.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Rich Rod wasn't an offensive lineman...||
He was a safety at West Virginia.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||AVGN||
is fucking hilarious. I started watching his videos in late 2006 and have been hooked ever since. If you liked the 2nd Bible games video, you'll definitely like the first one.
Baby Moses, Baby Moses.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||While searching for more info||
While searching for more info on Parker's resignation/firing, I came across this article (http://www.mije.org/richardprince/columnist-rob-parker-out-detroit-news) and the following sentence within:
--While at Newsday in 1995, Parker was suspended for a day by WDFN-AM after he jokingly said on a talk show discussion of cats that "everyone needs a little pussy."--
I laughed out loud.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||"Woodland Hills"||
in reference to his high school
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Shavodrick leaves||
Shavodrick leaves: Michigan Men critical of Beaver
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Well||
That's just fan-fucking-tastic news.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||"Oh, and don't call it Frisco"||
Wait, do you live in NorCal? People gave me so much shit for calling it "San Fran" when I first moved out here. Nobody says that around here.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Let me guess||
Whiteboy with yellow fever?
|6 years 18 weeks ago||http://vault.sportsillustrate|
|6 years 19 weeks ago||"McGuffie receives his release"|
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Wow||
I have a whole new respect for David Cone.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Surprisingly, Bilas was||
Surprisingly, Bilas was actually pretty positive throughout the broadcast and spoke highly of Michigan's players and Coach Beilein. I was shocked at how much he praised Michigan, and to the best of my knowledge, I don't recall him making any reference to Amaker or previous Michigan teams. I do remember one quote he made after Michigan scored on a back-door layup that was kinda stupid funny:
"Michigan is a great university with lots of buildings, but sometimes they leave the back door open."
|6 years 22 weeks ago||I love it||
As both a Warriors fan and a Michigan alum, this was one trade I really wanted to see happen when I first heard the rumor yesterday on Sportscenter. I might be in the minority on this, but it's nice to be able to cheer for a fellow Wolverine on one's favorite pro sports team.
Of course, speaking strictly from a basketball standpoint, I am a little perplexed as to why GS went for Crawford instead of an established post player or point guard, which are arguably the two biggest needs for the team this season. There are plenty of shooters on the team already, and with the recent emergence of Anthony Morrow, I'm a little concerned how Crawford's addition might impact his development. Oh well, I can't really complain I guess. It's not like Harrington was contributing anything this season, so if we can get a ~20 point scorer for him, I'll take it.
And once Monta comes back... look out.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||Good stuff||
It's refreshing to finally read a defensive UFR that doesn't make me want to gouge my eyes out with a spoon.
|6 years 28 weeks ago||Magnus, Jeremy Jackson||
Jeremy Jackson and Nader Furrha do not play on the same team. Jackson attends Huron High School and Furrha goes to Pioneer. You're right, however, that numbers can sometimes be misleading in terms of gauging how good a player is. I remember the YouTube highlight of McNeal that was posted a while back, and he looked pretty talented to me.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||This isn't exactly the big||
This isn't exactly the big version or even a good-looking one, but I think it's what you're looking for:
|6 years 37 weeks ago||Yeah, I can see the text||
Yeah, I can see the text editor, and I did have paragraph breaks in my original post, but for whatever reason, they just didn't show up. Weird.
No worries about the rejection. That probably would have set a dangerous precedent had I actually been accepted. I'll try again next year. Thanks for responding.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||I know this is a longshot, but...||
If you're willing to shed the minimum 1-year in existence rule as well as the traffic standards, I've been seriously considering starting a Stanford football blog. I looked everywhere and couldn't find one out there. I can assure you I won't half-ass the content just to get on the BlogPoll; I'll actually put in the time and effort.
FWIW, I also considered Fresno State and San Jose State as blog candidates, but there is so little information available out there worth talking about. Plus their games aren't usually televised, not even out here in northern CA.
Yes, I realize the season's only three weeks away, and this is obviously cutting it a little close, but I figured I'd ask. So what do you say? Should I just build up the numbers first and wait till next year? That was my original thought anyway. Or would you consider letting me join the voting panel?
|6 years 37 weeks ago||Yep||
I agree. Good grammar is your friend.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||Sultry version of The Victors?||Dude, that was fucking beautiful.|