"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
|10 hours 17 min ago||Back in my day, we called||
Back in my day, we called those muscle shirts. Seems appropriate.
|10 hours 21 min ago||My kids would go with||
My kids would go with Macfarland USA. 7 and 9 year old girls.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Could be anyone, and likely||
Could be anyone, and likely someone you don't recognize. There have been thousands of NFL coaches (head, assistant, position, etc.). It would be interesting to know, though, especially given that we'd probably find out after the fact, anyway.
|3 days 7 hours ago||If you like Mexican, eat at||
If you like Mexican, eat at Red Iguana, with a nice cool horchata to wash it down.
|5 days 18 hours ago||I was thinking start trek tng||
I was thinking start trek tng but goonies works too.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Daughter did this when she||
Daughter did this when she was 7. Pretty sure she traced the person from one of those fashion designer drawing things, but totally surprised me with the Michigan theme.
|6 days 8 hours ago||can't stop watching||
can't stop watching
|6 days 8 hours ago||Yes, but it's one thing to||
Yes, but it's one thing to comment that it was a bad throw or very poor decision, and another to say that he f***ing sucks and to bench his sorry a**.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Well, this was me back in the||
Well, this was me back in the 90s...
|6 days 22 hours ago||They have little tradition to||
They have little tradition to speak of. The last 10 win season was in 2003. The last 10 win season before that was in 1971. They've had a few good years, averaging 8 wins over the last 3 or so, and maybe that's pretty good for the SEC, but they are by no means a traditional or even recent power. They're like Illinois or Purdue from the late Kittner and Brees years.
|1 week 3 days ago||yeah, got that. that was||
yeah, got that. that was sarcasm. can't win em all.
|1 week 3 days ago||Brent Petway = former||
Brent Petway = former Michigan player
Terran Petteway = current Nebraska player
|1 week 3 days ago||Which 3? Dictate Athletes||
Which 3? Dictate Athletes Trasfer?
|1 week 3 days ago||When will I ever get used to the TMI moniker?||
It's burned into my brain as "too much information," but then I always ask myself when reading these recruiting posts, "but is it really?"
|1 week 3 days ago||What about lengthy reviews at||
What about lengthy reviews at the end of a game providing a team with no timeouts what is effectively a timeout?
Definitely came under fire during the NCAA tourney this year.
Do they force the players to hang around under their respective baskets, talking strategy amongst themselves, or continue to allow coaches to coach them up during these non-timeouts?
|1 week 3 days ago||But if they go with what you||
But if they go with what you provide, you will be definition be going with what they go with which is what you go with that they go with. Mind. Asplode.
|1 week 3 days ago||C9 FTW||
|1 week 3 days ago||I'll see your Airwalk and||
I'll see your Airwalk and throw in VANS.
|1 week 6 days ago||He's looking for kickers! SEC||
He's looking for kickers! SEC coaches and the NCAA will come down so hard on this!!!
|1 week 6 days ago||Happened to find an article||
Happened to find an article yesterday referencing this trip. Based on the timing, seems he must have started going down there around 2008 or so with his brother-in-law.
EDIT: Great video at your link, by the way. Thanks for posting.
|1 week 6 days ago||so dumb question. What does||
so dumb question. What does that hashtag #MajQr mean? Major? I don't get it..
|1 week 6 days ago||Outside of the noise||
Outside of the noise cancellation ability, Bose is fairly mediocre across the range when it comes to actual sound quality. Not the worst, but nowhere near the best. I say this as an owner of Bose QC25 over the ear NC headphones. There are way better options for sound quality out there.
|1 week 6 days ago||B&W is seriously overrated||
B&W is seriously overrated and overpriced. To your point, Sennheiser are solid, as are most anything by Klipsch, Etymotic, and Shure. AKG also makes some good sets. As for me, I'm no audiophile. I just need my noise cancelation for my frequent business trips and a mic for calls.
|1 week 6 days ago||I have QC25s. Felt like the||
I have QC25s. Felt like the noise cancellation was a bit better than the QC20s, although I do still covet the in-ears sometimes.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Totally copying someone else||
Totally copying someone else who posted this recently, but....
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Missed the "warthog"||
Missed the "warthog" opportunity there.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||If you were a ghost, you||
If you were a ghost, you wouldn't have that problem. I'm not sure if I'm talking about peeing or wearing jorts.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Applicable in so many||
Applicable in so many situations...
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||They can float, dude. Ghosts||
They can float, dude. Ghosts 101!
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||If you're not up and moving||
If you're not up and moving about the cabin, recommend that your seatbelt stay buckled.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You see purple and gold? I||
You see purple and gold? I see blue and white...
|2 weeks 1 day ago||aerial assault that||
aerial assault that abomination.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The pants are fine...||
The pants are fine...
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Of course it's legal (i.e.||
Of course it's legal (i.e. not against the law). The real question is whether or not SEC coaches will b**** and moan about it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Who are Cliff, Norm, and||
Who are Cliff, Norm, and Carla?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle||
Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union from Bring It On
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We must be looking at||
We must be looking at different threads, because there is no article posted in the OP to this thread.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for not bothering with||
Thanks for not bothering with helpful links to these unnamed sport recruiting rankings!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is standard practice||
Pretty much every school has this. Here are just a few examples. (and I know, michigan state having standards in anything, but it's there)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Indeed.||
UM has an entire section of their website dedicated to visual/brand standards.
And more, if you're interested.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Unverified Ferretcity.||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Learn the local culture...||
Learn the local culture...
Oh, not THAT East LA?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Of the others I've been||
Of the others I've been in:
|3 weeks 48 min ago||Technically, he never was a||
Technically, he never was a Spartan, only engaged to be engaged to the Spartans. Or something.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||After doing some more||
After doing some more reading, I'm fully on the "financial aid subsidizing higher education spending" bandwagon. Sensible and rational and factually-grounded rebuttals to the Campo article:
|3 weeks 1 day ago||One thing with which take||
One thing with which take umbrage in the article is his misleading characterization of an "administrator." he suggests it's highly paid college execs, but that doesn't address the sheer numbers. The world is a very different place from 1980, and you can only expect to see more administrative burden with more and more compliance-driven regulations. The ACA alone is forcing universities to spend more on people and systems and outside vendors to ensure compliance. And then you have IT to manage all the student and employee and other back office systems, compliance around HR, finance, purchasing, legal, EEO, AA, title IX and it gets crazy. Throw in the fact that you have lobbyists, fundraisers, and the like and it's no wonder that so called administrative staff are so numerous. But make no mistake, a majority of these people are relatively low paid transactional staff. It is a much more complex situation than the simple picture he paints.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks, I'm here all week,||
Thanks, I'm here all week, folks!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||5k - used Miata with budget||
You can tell the generation in which i grew up...
5k - used Miata with budget for suspension, wheels, tires, engine mods, hard top, catback exhaust
10k - 1993-1995 Toyota MR2 Turbo, either bone stock or lightly to moderately modded; no track cars or drag cars; something like new shocks/springs, 16" lightweight wheels, exhaust, turbo timer, boost controller, maybe a clipped or upgraded turbo (e.g. CT20B or another slightly larger turbo - don't need anything massive), etc. Then again, I've seen one with a supercharged V6 swap and it was SICK.
15k - Maybe a 90's RX7 that needs a little work. I love those cars. Can you imagine one of these with a modern V6 swap? Lightweight engine providing good balance, power, handling. Or if there were such a thing as a reliable and relatively low-maintenance wankel of that generation.
I've also always been partial to E80 M3's, although a V8 E36 would also be pretty darn sweet.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||"Burn" by Ellie Goulding (too||
"Burn" by Ellie Goulding (too much Just Dance 2015 with my 7 year old, although there some songs on the "banned" list, like "Birthday" and "Last Summer" or something like that. When a song references a "birthday suit" and your 7 yo asks, "Isn't that naked? why are they tlaking about being naked?" it goes on the banned list).
"The Sign" by Ace of Base
|3 weeks 6 days ago||To be fair, seems like the||
To be fair, seems like the kid was a project to begin with, a late flyer added to the roster. Never heard of him before today, so did a little checking and seems like he had some injury issues and was already being left out by the time December rolled around. From a Feb article - below, "He’s appeared in just three of IU’s 25 games this season and none since Dec. 9. None of his 14 career minutes have come in a Big Ten game."
per Inside the Hall commenter:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Mayweather is a piece of||
Mayweather is a piece of slime.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'll actually be in Wichita!||
I'll actually be in Wichita! Just day trips the next two times, though, so no opportunities to find good food. Threw me off last time I was there when they changed the airport name.
I usually stay downtown when I'm there - have been at the Ambassador and Hyatt. Have eaten in Old Town (Larkspur was nice, a couple of other joints were meh, wanted to try Public, but closed when we tried it), Cafe Bel Ami (down the street from the Ambassador, decent french bistro), and the hotel restaurant at the Hyatt, which was quite good, if somewhat overpriced.
Favorite coffee is Espresso-to-go-go. Great espresso, and dude knows what he's doing. Disco ball at 7am is a little disorienting, though!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Christian "The Nigerian||
Christian "The Nigerian Nightmare" Okoye is now a British discus thrower??
|4 weeks 8 min ago||If you want to be happy for||
If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife. So from my personal point of view, get an ugly girl to marry you.
- Jimmy Soul
|4 weeks 9 min ago||My counselor told me to apply||
My counselor told me to apply to the likes of NC State, Florida, and Clemson, and tried to steer me away from any upper tier schools.
I ignored him and applied to MIT, Cornell, Columbia, Michigan, and GT instead. Got into all but MIT (deferred and ultimately rejected). Chose Michigan and the rest is history.
|4 weeks 13 min ago||One of the worst things you||
One of the worst things you can do is set your goals too low and achieve them.
John Beilein to Austin Hatch
Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
I Thess 5:16-18
You can't do everything on your own.
Calm down. It's just a game. (on my rage fits after Michigan lost at anything)
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||This week, I'm in my office||
This week, I'm in my office in the NW suburbs of Chicago. Next week, I'll be in Oregon, and the two weeks after that in Kansas. After that, probably DC, and then Toronto, then back to Kansas.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Define "physical ceiling."||
Define "physical ceiling." Even if he stays that size for the rest of his HS career, it's GREAT size. Also, he's already clearly physically gifted if he's pulling down 500+ receiving yards for his HS varsity squad. You'd have to imagine he'll be getting better as he matures and gets stronger and faster and learns better technique, skills, etc. Only question now is whether he's going to be a football kid or basketball kid.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Who is that?||
Who is that?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||To participate in was||
To participate in was autocross, back when I had my 93 MR2 Turbo. Also loved those weekend mountain runs in north Georgia when I lived in Atlanta.
To watch? Tough, because most of the racing I like watching is not on ovals, so difficult to watch the whole thing, but probably rally and F1.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||mgolicious link posted|
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Oooooh, SODA. Any real||
Any real gingery ginger ale is good. Also a fan of stuff by Henry Weinhard's and Boylan's - birch beer, ginger beer, root beer...
For easy access, nothing beats an ice cold regular Coke.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I gotta bag it up. Hey yo hey||
I gotta bag it up. Hey yo hey yo hey yo hey yo..
|4 weeks 2 days ago||A pop what? Pop band?||
A pop what? Pop band? Definitely New Kids on the Block, before all this NKOTB nonsense. Also the Backstreet Boys, original version.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||They were the LA Angels (b/c||
They were the LA Angels (b/c Los Angeles = the angels), California Angels, Anaheim Angels, and now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
I think they're the only team with TWO cities in their name.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Dartmouth Big Green, Cornell||
Dartmouth Big Green, Cornell Big Red
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Great Caesar's Ghost!||
Great Caesar's Ghost!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Mark Dangerfield?||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Better than Mumm-Ra, I||
Better than Mumm-Ra, I suppose.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Take his statements at face||
Take his statements at face value - he values being a basketball player for Michigan, but he values his academics more. Neither basketball nor academics were where he wanted them to be, so he felt he had to choose - and the decision was academics.
If the pressure came from anywhere, it was from within. He doesn't seem like the type who would settle for anything less than his best, and he wasn't meeting that criterion in either domain.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I get the semantics, but||
I get the semantics, but let's just call it a postseason conference championship. That would be inclusive of all sports with either a championship game/meet/match or tournament.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Killer forehand AND spirit||
Killer forehand AND spirit fingers? Nice!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with that to an||
I agree with that to an extent. The coaching here has been masterful, as well as the ability to build a really solid roster with players who are unselfish and know their roles. There is no true superstar on this team. This is their starting 5 - Horford (NTH), Korver, Teague, Millsap, Carroll.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||He'd do it, too, if it||
He'd do it, too, if it weren't disallowed by the SEC.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||My immediate first thought,||
My immediate first thought, also. I guess growing up in Atlanta and religiously watching Dukes of Hazzard as a kid influenced me in some way. And no, I don't consider the movie version a worthy reboot.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||And only two PROGRAMS (UK,||
And only two PROGRAMS (UK, UCLA) have won more national championships. And every Duke natty (5) has come under Krzyzewski. IU and UNC also have 5 championships, but under multiple coaches.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||As a guy who grew up in||
As a guy who grew up in Atlanta and followed the Hawks from the early 80s in my childhood, nobody ever called him "Dom." He was always Dominique, or just 'Nique.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||One minor correction - Booker||
One minor correction - Booker is a freshman at UK. The rest is, sadly, on the mark, sarcasm and all.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Is there still that one off||
Is there still that one off 94 on the way to DTW? i've been there a few times.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Best team I ever saw was||
Best team I ever saw was Wheeler HS in Marietta, GA in 1994, my senior year. Shareef Abdur-Raheem was the headliner for that team and they just dominated class AAAA, which was the highest classification at the time.
|6 weeks 53 min ago||And her job has a requirement||
And her job has a requirement that she stay fit. Unlike the rest of us office drones...
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||I've just been there for||
I've just been there for business few times recently but for a few days each time. I have a rule to try to eat local wherever I am and a college town just seemed to make sense for that.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||Freshman year was 94 for me,||
Freshman year was 94 for me, where I learned of Pine email and IRC. I can't remember when I started checking out ESPN.com, but I think it was around 95 or so. Used to play Doom II online with all the other geeks at the UGLI computer lab instead of studying for orgo. I quit after Warcraft II, but many of my friends continued on with Command and Conquer, Starcraft, Diablo, etc. at NUBS, and then the Media Union after gaming was banned at NUBS due to a fight breaking out over Starcraft, I think.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||thought so too the first time||
I thought so too the first time I visited, but there's some good stuff there.
Anything in the Whiteaker neighborhood is pretty interesting. I had a fantastic meal at Izakaya Meiji, Papa Soul's, Ninkasi Brewing, and Vanilla Jill's Scoops and Soups for dessert.
the 5th street public market has a few interesting places, including the food court. Was a little disappointed with the burgers from NW Burgers, but Ocha and Marche aren't bad.
Across the street, Cornucopia is pretty great, and the Oregon Electric Station has been consistently good for a finer dining option.
For Thai, I've tried Ta Ra Rin and Sabai and liked them both. Very different atmospheres, but both were tasty.
That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Good if you look.
I've tried a handful of the places on the Eugene Weekly list and can vouch for its voracity ;)
Next time I'm there, I'm going to try Off the Waffle. If it's anything like Waffle Window, I know I'll be a happy camper.
Also want to try the Korean places (noodle bowl, chingu, arirang) to see how authentic (or not) they are. Sometimes, you just want the food of your ancestors, know what I mean?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Next Kings promo -||
Next Kings promo - Salsa-flavored Popcorn night!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Meme Name: Bo-BQ Sauce||
Meme Name: Bo-BQ Sauce Castillo
Harbaugh Obsession Name: Jim Har-BQ (or Harbaugh-Q)
Dog Show Name: Go Blue-BQ in the Big House
Bad Dog Name: Falcon Dong Punch
Big Puppy Name: Mitch
NOTE: none of these names is particularly serious, except maybe Mitch, although it'd take a real mgoblogger to get the big puppy connection. I guess if it's a small puppy, it could also be an overly subtle ironic name.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||On the other hand, it's||
On the other hand, it's because Michigan is Michigan.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I cried. Amazing story. My||
I cried. Amazing story. My prayers go out to her family and friends, who were so blessed to have known her.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||" I bet their crest doesn't||
" I bet their crest doesn't even have a tree. "
Nope, in fact, it has a sideways copyright symbol. Go figure...
|8 weeks 6 days ago||They have a guy who||
They have a guy who represented Israel at the London Olympics, and another guy who won multiple golds at the Asian Games.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Like, "don't run your mouth||
Like, "don't run your mouth when you have a crystal ball and know you're going to lose and not score a single point" or something? He's a cocky college athlete. It's what cocky college athletes do.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||LUTHER||
EDIT: surprisingly, per wikipedia, the entire main cast is all still alive!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||That's it exactly. It's not||
That's it exactly. It's not the driving factor, but he mentioned it in the interview so it's at least a secondary or tertiary consideration. Therefore, let's play that up since Shane Morris and CTE and Chris Borland! Much more interesting than the throwaway one-liner the put in there about him being burned out on football.
|9 weeks 14 min ago||Position it as an experiment.||
Position it as an experiment. You both hate your jobs and this represents an opporunity to shake things up and do something different. Check potential job listings for your wife and present some possibilities. You are not tied down to being close to family due to kids, so you should be enjoying your mobility. Appeal to other passions in her life that align to what MI has to offer (outdoors, beer, sailing, beaches, etc.). Use it as an opportunity to share some of YOUR passions more fully with her (Michigan obvsly, but other stuff, too) and for her and your family to get to know each other a bit better.
It's a great opportunity for you to strike out on your own as a couple and learn to live as a husband and wife without (overly) leaning on her family. It will change the dynamic, and you could make the case that it's for the better.
I'll be frank - if she's pretty tied to family, then it's a tough sell, but not nearly as tough if you had kids. I moved to Chicago away from my family because we had a kid and another on the way and she wanted to be near HER support system. Fortunately for me, I really like Chicago and my company is HQed there.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Wow. Just... Wow.||
Wow. Just... Wow.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||either way, pretty creepy...||
either way, pretty creepy...
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I'm guessing that Craig||
I'm guessing that Craig Gaines is an msu grad. He has respert, cleaves, anagonye, draymond green, and izzo on his team. Only non-sparty is Acie Earl from Iowa which is quite the generation gap from the others...
|10 weeks 2 days ago||ಠ_ಠ||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||You're missing a HUGE part of||
You're missing a HUGE part of the story and taking Pitino's statement way out of context. The implication isn't that he lost a kid b/c he didn't want to wear Adidas shoes or uniforms. It was basically an accusation that Nike has its tendrils in way too deep with the AAU scene and can basically use its influence on coaches and AAUE teams to drive top kids to Nike-branded schools, so that those same Nike schools will be more successful than the Adidas and Under Armour schools, putting Nike at the forefront of the conversation.
Same thing could probably be said for all the football camps and programs sponsored by Nike. There was even a story about how Nike bet on a handful of schools (UO, Bama, FSU, osu) to make the inaugural CFB playoff by designing special uniforms before the season even started.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||My thought almost exactly.||
My thought almost exactly.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Eh, new to me. I wouldn't||
Eh, new to me. I wouldn't have seen it otherwise.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||that's the thing. Michigan is||
that's the thing. Michigan is one of Illinois' rivals, but it doesn't really go both ways. Not since the 80's, anyway. My wife and her siblings are all U of I grads and, because of them, many of my friends are U of I grads. They acknowledge that they hate Michigan, but that we're not really rivals in any real sense of the word.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Illini? Really? Why?||
Illini? Really? Why?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||And he was nothing at USD,||
And he was nothing at USD, where he coached them to the only 10+ win seasons in program history. Or at San Francisco which, when he took over in 2010, hadn't had a 9 game winning season since 2002. He promptly took them to 3 straight NFC championship games, including one Super Bowl.
But yeah, he sucks.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure what winning||
Not sure what winning "countless Rose Bowls" (I count two Rose Bowl wins in that timeframe, by the way) has to do with basketball.
I'd say that this recent couple of years of national championship game and Elite Eight runs were pretty fantastic. Remember, too, that Michigan has as many Big Ten regular season championships (2) in Beilein's tenure (2012, 2014) as they did during your tenure (1985, 1986).
You also didn't have to suffer through Brian Ellerbe as the head coach.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Great to see the growth at||
Great to see the growth at the end of the season! Another off-season of conditioning and we should see some sophomore leaps (I'm looking at you #3!). Now go win the NIT!
Also, thanks, ESPN, for referring to Michigan as the "Spartans" TWICE in the game recap...
|10 weeks 6 days ago||If you access directly via||
If you access directly via chicagotribune.com, it's paywalled. you can access it for free when it comes up in a search engine.
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||Hey, keep wearing those ugly||
Hey, keep wearing those ugly swim trunks if they keep winning!
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||Spike needs 2 points to get||
Spike needs 2 points to get all 5 starters into double figures for scoring. anyone know the last time that's happened?
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||Probably not. currently has||
Probably not. currently has 10 pts and 4 boards, per ESPN.
MAAR is really close though with 8 boards.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||1. Consultant 2. 2003||
2. 2003 Infiniti hand-me-down from the wife after she got a new car and I traded in my 2003 VW station wagon, which I got b/c it's practical. Before that, a 1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo b/c they're awesome. So. Much. Fun.
3. Couldn't care less about social pressure.
My old MR2, which I still miss dearly...
|11 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||let's be realistic here||
people who agree to go on judge judy or maury povich are in it for the money. they're happy embellishing their issues and acting up in front of the cameras for a few bucks. anyone appearing on judge judy is having far from the worst moments of their lives. it's strictly entertainment - judge judy knows it, the plaintiffs/defendents know it, and the viewing audience knows it (or should).
entertainment news is just vapid.
paparazzi coverage of people's issues, on the other hand, is less-than-respectable by a country mile.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||He won't get them back. Just||
He won't get them back. Just as with Bobby Bowden (but on a much bigger scale), the NCAA takes violation of its rules much more seriously than breaking of laws that don't explicitly violate any NCAA rules.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Be honest||
Your upvotes came from yourself, your friend, and your friend's cousin, right?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe you do have a copy of||
Maybe you do have a copy of...
But if you knew anything about...
You wouldn't say a word...
|12 weeks 1 day ago||To be fair, that also appears||
To be fair, that also appears to be the plaque that sits in front of what is now a Frank Gore mannequin. Doesn't make much sense to have a plaque about Harbaugh in front of a display for someone else, now does it? They could have at least put up a sign indicating that it's temporary until the Frank Gore plaque is up.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Back in the 90's, lost my||
Back in the 90's, lost my favorite Michigan hat.
Basically a Bo-style hat (blue with yellow stitched block M), but with a brown suede bill and brown leather adjustment strap in back. I believe it also had MICHIGAN stitched in little letters over or next to the opening in the back.
That was an awesome hat. So bummed when I lost it.
My favorite current hat is my fitted block M cap from the 90s. Pretty disgusting, though, so my wife hates when I wear it.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Yup, I mean, what could possibly go||
Yup, I mean, what could possibly go wrong? Oh, right..
|12 weeks 5 days ago||What's with all this grammer||
What's with all this grammer carp? Its like a nucular bomb went off in hear. Your all so dum. Next time, you should warn my fellow posters and myself that this is coming. Instead of banning you to Bolivian, maybe we should just send you to the Antartic. For all intensive purposes, this thread is just an epic fail now. It may be your perogative to be a grammer dork, but its mine to exscape this thread while theres still time.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||That seemed to be Hoke's||
That seemed to be Hoke's philosophy, but at some point, you just need the numbers.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Very true. I've driven from||
Very true. I've driven from ATL to DEN and spent a good amount of time on I-70. Also have clients in multiple eastern Kansas cities (KC, Wichita, Manhattan). The Flint Hills and tall grass prairies are actually quite picturesque with the rolling hills, despite the relative lack of trees. Western Kansas is just miserable.
Then again, it's basically like a longer version of ohio. Driving from AA to ATL and back, it was always amazing to me how depressing the ohio landscape is once you get north of Cincy (or maybe as far as Dayton).
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Nope, still not ironic.||
Nope, still not ironic.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Because the rule explicitly||
Because the rule explicitly states that a school may have a greater level of contact with a recruit who signs a financial aid agreement. The catch is that the school is also retroactively penalized if the recruit decides not to enroll at that school.
In this case, LSU acted in good faith, assuming the kid was going to matriculate. The kid changed his mind, so LSU is penalized for excessive contact. If he enrolled, then it would not have been a violation. Stupid.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Ah, thanks. and Okie State||
Ah, thanks. and Okie State in... wait, let me look that up. Stillwater.
Also, I thought TCU was in Dallas, not Ft Worth. Doesn't affect the responses, but oops on that, too. Baylor I know is in Waco b/c I watch Fixer Upper on HGTV every now and then.
EDIT: Also added in a comment above, but both Minnesota (Minneapolis and St. Paul) and Illinois (Urbana and Champaign) are in two cities.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||See, and I thought it was the||
See, and I thought it was the other way around, with UofI in Champaign, and Minny in both cities.
Wikipedia confirms that BOTH straddle both cities:
The campus holds 647 buildings on 4,552 acres (1,842 ha) in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (together known as Champaign–Urbana); its annual operating budget in 2011 was over $1.7 billion.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Here are my||
Here are my answers:
I didn't cheat, I promise.
the only ones I can't recall are where Arkansas is, and the one school in the Big 12 I can't think of. I got UT, OU, KU, KSU, ISU, WVU, TT, Baylor, and TCU. What's the last one?
EDIT: someone above mentioned suburbs. Good point. I think BC and Miami are both in suburbs, so I'm worng about that one. Miami is in Coral Gables, I believe. And BC is in Chestnut Hill or something like that? I'm sure about Pitt and Clemson, and pretty sure Louisville is in the same city, as is Syracuse.
Also pretty sure UofI is in Champaign, but includes the name of the neighboring town, Urbana. Minnesota actually does span the Mississippi River and is officially in both Minneapolis and St. Paul.
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||(No subject)||
|13 weeks 7 hours ago||Florida State in the 90's was||
Florida State in the 90's was truly a dynasty we might not see again for a long time, if ever. If that current Oregon run is impressive, the FSU run is just ridiculous, with 2 MNCs and an .889 win rate. Their WORST season during that run was 10-2. This was really around the time I started following college football and it was all about the 'Noles back then.
|13 weeks 19 hours ago||Oregon had a very mediocre||
Oregon had a very mediocre first 10 years in your timeframe, going 58-56 from 1984-1993. The next 10 were very good, going 84-38. This was the start of the Mike Bellotti era. Note that Bellotti won 10+ games 4 times, and is the first 10 game winner in UO history. Finally, they've been really amazing since 2008, winning at least 10 games every season, going 80-14 for an amazing win percentage of 85.11%. ohio state, by contrast, went 77-16 during that time period (including vacated games).
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Another cool trick is to pull||
Another cool trick is to pull one wing off a fly and put it on its back. It flaps the remaining wing furiously and basically just does a really fast backspin.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||to be fair, though||
NJIT and EMU, for that matter, aren't horrible.
NJIT is rated 180 by Kenpom, ahead of VT, Miami OH, and Rutgers (#208).
EMU is 136, ahead of Oakland, Auburn, and BC.
Granted, losing to those teams is obviously not a good thing, but it's not an automatic death knell. It does mean Michigan will have to make a pretty incredible run to have a shot at the NCAA tourney, though.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||This is decidedly NOT sexy...||
This is decidedly NOT sexy...
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Private vpn will allow you to||
Private vpn will allow you to stream American content when overseas.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||St. Regis Deer Valley||
Never been to that one, but one of the travel bloggers I follow has done a pretty detailed trip report on it.
It really looks amazing. Funicular (!) to the main property, fire pit with s'mores, gorgeous views, complimentary champagne in the evenings, and ski in/out for the winter months. I don't know what room type you've got booked, but you should have a great time at the property.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Sweet! I've always liked his||
Sweet! I've always liked his character in King of the Hill.
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||No, I'm pretty sure it's diag||
No, I'm pretty sure it's diag squirrely trying to redeem herself...
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||That's the first correct||
That's the first correct thing you've written all day. Everything else about free speech is so wrong, it's actually quite funny.
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||I'd argue that it's not "for||
I'd argue that it's not "for good" but for the bottom line. Google has advertisers and partners who don't want to be associated with "smut" so they build those policies to acquiesce. Like I said above, they're a private enterprise and can do what they want, but let's also be realistic. It's purely a business decision, not thinking of the children or for the greater good.
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||Private enterprise, they can||
Private enterprise, they can do what they want. Or would you also take a stand with your employer if your job/livelihood is at stake?
Face it - this is part of Brian's (and staff's) livelihood. Respect that and move along.
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||also known as sand flies or||
also known as sand flies or no-see-ums. Tiny black bugs that attack in swarms and bite voraciously. Hate those annyoing bloodsuckers.
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||I love Cracker Barrel and||
I love Cracker Barrel and loved Shoney's as a kid (haven't seen one in ages, although there was a Shoney's or Bob's Big Boy or something on Washtenaw east of Ann Arbor, a little before 23).
Next thing you know, Brian will be slamming Po Folks and Waffle House. You cretins.
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||So I take it we'll never see||
So I take it we'll never see a Kate Upton Game of War ad on this site, right?
I'm fine with that. I've been ad-blocking all the suggestive pics anyway, so this just helps me out by addressing on the front end.
But the real question is - IS NAKED GUY VERBOTEN??
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||Screw Moises Alou. He||
Screw Moises Alou. He should've acted like the professional he purported to be, not blamed a fan for losing the game. Let's face it, the Cubs just crumbled and choked. And it's not like Bartman was the only guy reaching for the ball, he's just the only one to have had the misfortune to actually touch it.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||For me personally: Game 5||
For me personally:
|14 weeks 10 hours ago||Jinkies!||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||LAX Power (which I've never||
LAX Power (which I've never read until today) has an article from a few weeks ago listing the Big Ten players to watch.
Michigan has 3 sophomores listed. Aside from a soph at Penn State, every other player listed is a JR or SR. This one article would suggest that Michigan has a pretty bright near-term future, given the young talent.
Of course, they also place Michigan last in the conference.
Ian King, So., A, Michigan
|14 weeks 1 day ago||All your Harbaugh are belong||
All your Harbaugh are belong to us!
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Also, did Freddy Canteen gain||
Also, did Freddy Canteen gain weight? Looks a little bigger in that picture.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||It should be publicly||
It should be publicly disclosed at some point, as UM is a public institution. I think they update salary disclosures once a year.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||She's the mom away from mom.||
She's the mom away from mom. She grabs you by the ear and drags your butt over to study hall so you keep up your grades, and smacks you upside the head when you make misogynistic jokes, and comforts you when you're missing home.
And probably heads up the player moms support group.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Link for the||
Link for the board, although what's up with reffering to Michigan as "the Blue"?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Right, forgot about the whole||
Right, forgot about the whole Marrone-Bills-Jets-Rex Ryan thing. Crazy. It did give us the inside track to Wheatley's return, though. Funny how it was 2 screwy coaching situations in the NFL that brought 2 native sons back home to Michigan.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Great point, which also||
Great point, which also raises a question. What other coaches are out there who have succeeded as a player and a head coach in both college and the NFL?
I wouldn't really count Doug Marrone, who was only on NFL rosters for 2 non-consecutive years, although he was decent as the head coach as Syracuse. Jury is still out in Buffalo.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Of course, Fred Hoiberg and||
Of course, Fred Hoiberg and the national American Heart Association is back in first by a huge margin. I'm sure the AHA is doing distros to all their mailing lists asking people to vote, because hey - they don't get nearly enough donations in any given year, unlike those local charities which are practically swimming in riches.
I know I shouldn't be bitter about this, but it seems unfair to the locals who really are strapped for cash and awareness. All the more reason why I appreciate seeing names like St. Louis Center, Wichita Children's Home, Nacadoches Area United Way, Abide, and Ronald McDonald House of Dayton. And whatever you think of Tom Crean, Tatum's Bags of Fun just sounds awesome (they distribute games, toys, crafts to cancer kids).
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Or less omniscient than he||
Or less omniscient than he claims to be.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Oh Jim. Will you be my||
Oh Jim. Will you be my Baugh-lentine?
While the osu natty was depressing, i wouldn't call it demoralizing. Pretty much everything after year 1 of the Hoke era, though. Looking back at the games and the records, it seems like the msu game in 2013 was the beginning of the end. Before that game, Michigan was 25-8. From that point forward, Michigan went 6-12.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Ah, didn't realize (or||
Ah, didn't realize (or remember) that. I knew about Dugan's brother, Dane (boo hiss)
|14 weeks 6 days ago||And he may not be a Florida||
And he may not be a Florida recruit, but clearly the class of the midwest.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Worse is any OP that ends in||
Worse is any OP that ends in "Fess up." I mean, come on, self-righteous much?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||This would be pretty fun,||
This would be pretty fun, reminiscent of the MJ/Bird McDonald's commercial from 25 or so years ago (man, has it been that long??).
The Shooting Stars competition is also pretty fun.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||After Robert Edwards||
After Robert Edwards completely destroyed his knee, ending his career, playing in the rookie flag football game, that was the end of that. You will never see that again.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||He's not a good person, but I||
He's not a good person, but I get why he's so idolized. He was truly the first great sports marketing phenom. Cable TV was getting widespread, the dunk contest was still a thing, and he had elite athleticism. Didn't hurt that he is a pretty good-looking guy, and he could score in buckets.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Cricket could be interesting||
Cricket could be interesting to watch. There is apparently a shorter, more fast-paced version and they're trying to get career minor leaguers into it. Could be cool.
You could bring up the Major League Lacrosse comparisons, but the difference with cricket is that it's actually fairly popular internationally - ok, mostly in the former British colonies, but it still has quite the international following, owing largely to India.
I used to autocross my MR2 Turbo, but I think NASCAR is SO dumb. Yes, it takes skill and it is suprisingly physically demanding, and there is a good amount of strategy involved, but man - going AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND on that oval is just brutal to watch. Give me a good rally or F1 race any day (which both have their drawbacks, mainly in terms of spectatorship, i.e., you can't sit in one spot and watch the entire race).
|14 weeks 6 days ago||No, this guy is vicious. I||
No, this guy is vicious. I mean, look at that tackling form.
Not to mention the sheer speed leading up to the tackle:
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Back when I was in MMGC, we||
Back when I was in MMGC, we debuted the winning song of the GC song-writing contest. It was actually quite beautiful. "Memories of Michigan" by David Cortright. I still get goosebumps when I sing it.
While looking back these four years seem like a dream now
The things we left undone will only be what could have beens now
But although these days are ending, our memories remain
And we, who once were children, leave as the men that we became
Though our time here is fleeting, our lives have just begun
In the end, I found a friend at Michigan
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Do you mean Dugan Fife?||
Do you mean Dugan Fife?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Because unless you were in||
Because unless you were in Glee Club or are Wolverine Devotee, nobody every bothered to learn the rest of it. Or Varsity, or The Yellow and Blue. And Laudes Atque Carmina always seemed a very Glee Club thing. Nobody outside club even seemed to know what it was.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Definitely true. I was more||
Definitely true. I was more reacting to the "8-10 wins per year" comment. Maybe makes sense on the face of it, but Richt has been more a 10+ win coach, on average, than an 8 or 9 win coach.
I would have LOVED to have had that level of consistency over the past 7 years.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||You do realize Richt has a||
You do realize Richt has a 0.739 winning percentage and average record of about 10-3, right? And that he's won 10+ games (9 times) more than he's won fewer than 10 games (5 times)? And that, by all accounts, he's probably the classiest and cleanest coach in that godforsaken conference?
And for Smith, he could do worse than UGA as a LB. In 2013, they had 3 LBs drafted, 2 of them in the first round. Michigan hasn't had a LB drafted since Jonas Mouton in 2011.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||Vince William, not Williams.||
Vince William, not Williams. I'm guessing the full name is Vince William Clausell.
Sorry for your friends loss. My wife is a peds nurse and has more than her share of heartbreaking stories like this. My prayers are with the family.
|15 weeks 19 hours ago||Why can't I get the joke, but||
Why can't I get the joke, but still blather self-righteously? Still a bit too far, imo, joke or not.
|15 weeks 19 hours ago||Geez||
I step away for a day (sick kid at home) and this thing has BLOWN UP.
So yes, I am serious. And yes, I get the Taken reference. I've (sadly) seen the first two installments (I really don't know why). But even if taken half-seriously, I have a problem with stating that he's going to Twitter/LinkedIn/FB/whatever stalk the kid and ruin his name. Even if he had put a giant disclaimer at the end of his post saying "it's a joke please don't go ruining his life", it's at the very least toeing the line. I expect better.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||"extremely unique"||
It's SO one-of-a-kind, that it's NONE-of-a-kind.
Seriously, though, isn't this basically cyber-bullying? And I'm not kidding. You basically ambushed the kid for an idea with which you disagree. Can't say that I'm in agreement with your course of action here, Brian. Seems you've leveraged your pretty large podium to tear this kid down in a very "get off my lawn" moment. If it's as bad an idea as you think it is, you'd hope that the rest of the student body would concur.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I agree completely||
I was a smart kid, more than capable of succeeding in college, and I did, to an extent. However, I was way too immature to make the best of my college experience, effectively having wasted the first 2 years.
I think the concept of a transition year is a good one for a lot of kids. Many of my colleagues have kids who have done this, and they are all the better for it. Taking a year off from school, experiencing the world a bit more, and being responsible for yourself outside of a school environment I think can help a lot of kids. Whether that involves traveling, volunteerism, or getting a full time job somewhere, it could go a long way toward building a maturity that many kids lack.
I think the stigma of NOT going to college right out of high school is so strong, though, that kids and parents are reluctant to make that plan. Apply to college, get in, and then request a one year deferral. Many colleges will do this, provided you outline a plan and show how that will add to your development and further your contributions to your prospective campus community.
I also have a colleague whose son went to WMU on a track scholarship. But he fooled around too much and she pulled him out after sophomore year. She had him work for a couple years to understand that life isn't about just messing around. He went back to a D-III school, played football for 2 years (and was the nation's 2nd leading rusher his senior year), graduated with honors, and is now working full time and coaching football.
Bottom line: college may be right for a lot of kids, but maybe not "right now"
|15 weeks 1 day ago||IPEDS is the primary source||
IPEDS is the primary source you want.
4 year grad rate is 14%, 6 year is 35%, and 8 year is 37%.
6 year Transfer out rate is 22%
92% full time
it's also not cheap, at about $10k tuition per year in-state, and $19k per year out-of-state. Add on room, board, and books, and you're looking at close to $30k/year in state and upwards of $40k/year out of state.
Admission rates are 51% overall, with 25% of those admitted actually attending.
SAT composite is around 840, ACT is 18.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Absolutely fantastic.||
Absolutely fantastic. Oliver's show is hilarious and profound (hilariously profound? profoundly hilarious? both?)
|15 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|15 weeks 2 days ago||UGA's official colors are||
UGA's official colors are actually Red and Black. Being born and raised in Atlanta, and Herschel Walker winning the MNC and Heisman during my formative years, I still have a special spot for the Dawgs.
But point well taken. Seems like UGA is the front-runner, although some UGA bloggers seem to think he has less love for the Bulldogs than you'd think.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously||
Everyone knows it's KenSUCKy. Geez...
EDIT: Come on, someone busts in with the same joke a minute before me? Oy.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||No kidding||
It's basically running an RFP process. After you narrow things down, you eventually do your demos and site visits. I both write and respond to RFPs in my line of work, so I absolutely love this. Go mom!
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Wow, so not only are you||
Wow, so not only are you going after those with mentally health issues, but now you're insulting the physically disabled? Um, challenged, I mean, differently abled?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I printed out and posted on||
I printed out and posted on the wall of my office a quote from John Beilein that Austin Hatch conveyed in one of his previous interviews:
"The worst thing you can do is set your goals too low and achieve them."
It seems Hatch has taken this to heart, and that he and Beilein have a truly special relationship.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||And a dinghy won't last||
And a dinghy won't last long...
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Oh man, Dynersty. Good||
Oh man, Dynersty. Good memories, man. Of course, for the local sit-down Chinese, you gotta go China Gate. For Korean, it was U Cafe, Broadway Cafe, or Seoul Korner. Never understood how Steve's lunch would always get Best Korean Restaurant.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Boom, Pipped. Or for the more||
Or for the more contemporary set: Boom, Bledsoe'd.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Weather is a fickle thing.||
Weather is a fickle thing. Yesterday morning, it was no more than 10 degrees. This morning, it was 22 and rising. I just got home and the car temp reading was 42. Definitely not good for ice.
EDIT: yes, I live in Chicago
|15 weeks 5 days ago||or asteroid.||
|15 weeks 5 days ago||My thought to a tee. When||
My thought to a tee. When exactly ARE they supposed to hold their National Signing Day presser, if not on National Signing Day, Mr. Couch?
"Hey, I've signed my LOI to Michigan! But since NSD is 2 weeks away, I'm just going to go put this in my desk drawer until then. But it's signed!"
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I'm pretty sure there aren't||
I'm pretty sure there aren't any screens bigger than Michigan Stadium. /s
|15 weeks 6 days ago||That's a lot of beets...||
That's a lot of beets...
|15 weeks 6 days ago||No experience? Eh, it worked||
No experience? Eh, it worked for Gene Hackman in The Replacements.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I'm guessing not. Chris||
I'm guessing not. Chris Borland went to HS in Kettering, OH while Tuf is from Bolingbrook, IL. Thought maybe he'd be related to this Borland, but he's from Michigan...
|16 weeks 6 hours ago||Hey now||
Don't diss the crossword/puzzle page...
|16 weeks 20 hours ago||They don't call it the||
They don't call it the University of Caucasions Lost among Asians for nothin'!
Seriously though, most any elite school has its fair share of Asians these days. Tough to get minority-based scholarships, though, because so many of them target "under-represented" minorities (African-American, Native American, Hispanic, etc.). Asians are very well-represented (some would argue "over-represented") minorities in higher ed.
|16 weeks 20 hours ago||I'm pretty sure it's this||
I'm pretty sure it's this guy. Funny. Thought he'd be taller...
|16 weeks 22 hours ago||Don't know if he's an insider||
but he is a UGA grad and currently works at Fox Sports South as a "communications and social media coordinator"
|16 weeks 1 day ago||You don't "know" anything.||
You don't "know" anything. UGA has just as many national championships in the last 60 years as Michigan does, and 1 more national championship than UCLA.
And they've been significantly better in recent years than our own beloved Michigan. Since 2001, when Richt took over, they've won 10+ games 9 times and finished in the top 10 seven times, with 1 losing season. In that same span, Michigan has won 10+ games only 4 times and finished in the top 10 three times, with 3 losing seasons.
By all reports, even though Richt has never gotten over the hump, he has won with class and integrity.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Part of it was you, as a site||
Part of it was you, as a site newb, not recognizing the snark, and the rest of it was your octo-post.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Wait||
I don't understand. What are you trying to say?