chance of bowl: 13.6%
|19 hours 6 min ago||Down, but not out...||
Down, but not out, says Wolverine Cat.
|19 hours 13 min ago||I'll happily upload a video||
I'll happily upload a video of myself yodeling if we win.
|1 day 20 min ago||(No subject)||
|1 day 12 hours ago||These are the jokes. And I'm||
These are the jokes. And I'm well aware of breast cancer, with family and friends having been affected by it. Doesn't mean everyone had to be so darn serious all the damn time.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Or is it Cooks' Corner?||
Or is it Cooks' Corner?
|2 days 22 hours ago||so...||
We support breast cancer???
|2 days 22 hours ago||Although susan g komen||
Although susan g komen popularized the whole pink thing and is evil, pink has been embraced by the entire breast cancer (er, awareness) community and is not exclusive to susan g komen. It's still annoying because let's face it - most entities donate a tiny fraction of their earnings from smearing pink on everything and is mostly a marketing ploy.
Susan G Komen did act all pissy about any other organization using the whole "Something for the Cure", even going so far as slapping lawsuits on tiny local charities.
|3 days 22 hours ago||As long as the stunning hire||
As long as the stunning hire ends with Harbaugh, I'm ok with it.
|3 days 23 hours ago||I'd be completely content||
I'd be completely content with Jeff Long as AD and Jim Harbaugh as HC.
I was chatting with someone in the University of Oregon athletic department yesterday and, while the Michigan situation is a bit tangential to their situation, he was following it. He had heard the Harbaugh rumors and was definitely interested in what was going on there, given that he used to be a rival Pac10 coach.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Stevie Brown looks a lot||
Stevie Brown looks a lot smaller than I remember...
|4 days 11 hours ago||Hmmm||
Maybe he meant, "Throw the ball to Funchess, Norfleet, or some other WR and have them run the ball after the catch."
|1 week 3 days ago||You still can, you know...||
You still can, you know...
|1 week 4 days ago||I am a robot. An oriental||
I am a robot. An oriental robot, swathed in maize and blue.
|1 week 5 days ago||Need separate scores to break||
Need separate scores to break out the actual objective measures from the really subjective stuff, like chances of sticking long term and willingness to leave current job.
|1 week 6 days ago||Michigan's problem is that||
Michigan's problem is that everyone and their mothers know better than the head coach. Sure,do what you do as long as it's the we've always done things. This includes the AD, big money boosters, regents, et al.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||fun fact||
The first result for "Paterno Kitten" is a pair of designer Manolo Blahnik high heel shoes called the "White Patent Paterno Kitten." It's definitely a sign of... well, something.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So you should know that when||
So you should know that when you're referring to a discrete measurable quantity, you say things like "fewer" or "how many". Otherwise you use "less" and "how much."
For example, "how much time" vs "how many minutes"; and "fewer cars" vs. "less traffic", or "fewer ACL injuries" and "less damage to the ACL."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Seriously, right?||
I mean, Voltron for AD, sure. Gotta have a handsome AD (particularly Maize 'n' Blue football Voltron just sayin'). But this coaching carousel business has to stop!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agree with you||
This is Stauskas news, not NBA news. An off-topic NBA thread would be about the Pistons with maybe a mention of "they should've drafted Stauskas!" This is ON Topic in my book.
Tigers? Off topic. Red Wings? Off topic. Pistons? Off topic. Burke, Stauskas, GRIII, THJr, Denard, Henne, Long? All on topic, as long as they are the topic and not tangential to the primary topic.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Missed opportunity. Should've||
Missed opportunity. Should've gone with Carbon Copy.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Washington DC has Maryland||
Washington DC has Maryland #1, but either osu or Michigan second.
Ohio, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Arkansas are extremely homogeneous.
Surprisingly strong Michigan presence right around UCLA on the map. Otherwise, it's all USC, UCLA, and Oregon.
ohio state is strong in that den of iniquity, las vegas. Makes sense ;)
South Dakota is basically North Nebraska.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||fewer, not less. sorry, pet||
fewer, not less. sorry, pet peeve.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Same on my Xperia Z||
Same on my Xperia Z
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I was thinking Girlfriend in||
I was thinking Girlfriend in a Coma, but Miserable Lie and Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now also work. And if you alter Panic just slightly to "Hang the DB"...
Could also throw in What Difference Does it Make and Never Had No One Ever.
Toward the end of the season when the coaching search talk is (presumably) in full swing, I'm sure we'll have more than our fill of Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want, maybe a little This Charming Man, and (of course more) I Want the One I Can't Have.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It looks like Adidas didn't||
It looks like Adidas didn't have the clout to draw Christopher Polyblend, though.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||no||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||13-9 good (enough) guys||
13-9 good (enough) guys
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Getting "canned"?||
(ok, so it would've been much better with Coke cans...)
|4 weeks 4 days ago||O'Doyle Rules!||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Molk can haz more||
Molk can haz more eligibility?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The Bloggers||
Michigan has one of, if not THE greatest blogger communities out there amongst college footballdom. In recent years, we've seen the UM blogging community wane and now it must just feel like an exercise in futility. I truly do appreciate the likes of MGoBlog, Maize n Brew, Hoover Street Rag, Touch the Banner, The Big House Report, MVictors, Maize and Blue Nation, Maize and Go Blue, and even you, Hokeamaniac (most of which I have on my feed reader).
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'm ok with the accent. I||
I'm ok with the accent. I actually never even thought about it until I started reading articles about how difficult it was to understand.
I do like the darker tone of the Doctor, which came out quite a bit more with David Tennant than it did with Matt Smith. David Tennant's Doctor could be scary vindictive.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I think you mean||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||28-13 GO BLUE! Beat the||
GO BLUE! Beat the Youts...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||In previous years, ESPN has||
In previous years, ESPN has updated the coverage maps on Thursday. Wait one more day, but you'll likely get UM-Utah
|5 weeks 2 days ago||If Jack Miller likes jam||
If Jack Miller likes jam bands, he should check out the John Butler Trio. Pretty solid outfit from Australia.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Pretty sure that dude is||
Pretty sure that dude is really a mannequin.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||true||
outside of certain government buildings and banks, casinos probably have the most security cameras per square foot of any establishments in the world.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||I thought it was Roberta||
I thought it was Roberta Flack who first recorded the song, but she made it famous. The original recording artist was a lady named Lori Lieberman, who is unknown to me.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||Previous suspension was for||
Previous suspension was for the next 3 games, period. it just so happened that those 3 games were the bowl game and the first 2 games of this season.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Very vague statement.||
Very vague statement (not that I expect them to spill the kid's medical history - not important for any of us to know, in fact). "Medical attention" could mean treating anything from mental health issues to a physical ailment to addiction. Either way, seems like the appropriate outcome to suspend him indefinitely.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||i am disappoint||
i was expecting geocities. So, to assuage my disappointment, this is what I was hoping to see:
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||So I'm confused. Are bowties||
So I'm confused. Are bowties still cool?
Not sure I've completely warmed up to Peter Capaldi yet, although I am happy for the change. Interesting dynamic he has going with Clara. Then again, he is supposed to be pretty gruff. I have to say, though, that the most recent episode was a bit frustrating.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||so at least 13 possessions?||
so at least 13 possessions? Nice.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||7 TDs, 6 PATs, 1 FG, and 1||
7 TDs, 6 PATs, 1 FG, and 1 Safety
Miami gets 1 TD, 1 PAT, blocks a botched PAT attempt by Michigan and runs back for 2pts, and 1 FG
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||If questionable, hold them||
If questionable, hold them out. If they're ok to go, I'd like to see them in there for a quarter, maybe a half tops. I would also like to see Peppers out there getting some reps.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||About camels||
Neat little mnemonic device used to tell which camels have 1 hump and which have 2 humps. Uppercase D has one "hump" so that goes with Dromedary camels, which have one hump. Uppercase B has two "humps" so that goes with Bactrian camels, which have two humps. My kids should never forget which camel is which.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||Not if we're the dead horse.||
Not if we're the dead horse.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||49-13 GO BLUE! BEAT (whatever||
GO BLUE! BEAT (whatever comes out of) OHIO!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||he's referring to Rich||
he's referring to Rich Rodriguez
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Why so worked up over this?||
Why so worked up over this? Does this personally offend you somehow that some person on the internet is posting a thread about something in which he is interested? Seriously? Get over it.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||A true meteor game (this is||
(this is the earliest known reference to a "meteor game" I can recall - anyone have anything predating 2005? Also makes mention of the blogpoll in the comments! And T Kyle King of Dawgsports pushing a Xanga home page!!!)
|7 weeks 2 days ago||As one of three guys...||
wrong score format *rabble rabble* ;)
How this works again:
|7 weeks 2 days ago||27-24 Good guys win||
27-24 Good guys win
|7 weeks 2 days ago||You really have no idea have PR and communications work||
They made a statement b/c it would get around pretty quickly anyway that he was no longer with the team. Better to make a pre-emptive statement about it than to allow unchecked speculation to run wild. At least this way, they can craft the message before some stupid trolls come up with "inside sources" telling them that Bosch left the team for whatever negative reasons they can come up with.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Obviously off topic, but I||
Obviously off topic, but I actually knew them first from the car parts. They also do some nice home appliances.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely not Brian's sense||
Definitely not Brian's sense of insight and humor, although it wasn't bad. Wisconsin was definitely a huge miss, though. And with the latest news about the yips, they shouldabeen a shoe-in.
I'll still read it and appreciate a heads-up when it's posted.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Note that Michigan is||
Note that Michigan is currently #32 in terms of votes received. Texas, Okie St, Duke (!), Penn State, Florida, and Mississippi St are 26 through 31.
notre dame is #16, up one from the preseason poll. Oregon is #3, tough challenge for #7 msu (+1). ohio state is #8 (-3). Wisco is #18 (-4), while Nebraska is #19 (+3).
|7 weeks 3 days ago||on osu and s carolina||
It's called inertia. It's a real thing.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Rockin' these for the notre||
Rockin' these for the notre dame game, or maybe UTL?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Not to agree with a domer,||
Not to agree with a domer, but i agree with a domer. notre dame is going to be just fine from a recruiting perspective. Aside from being on NBC every home game, they are still the most popular college football team in the Chicago area (sorry NW and Illinois). Local news reports on college football ALWAYS include the Fig Things along with schools actually in Illinois (U of I, NW, NIU).
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I grew up in Atlanta, so the||
I grew up in Atlanta, so the drive between Atlanta and AA took me up 75 through Tennessee and Kentucky, which are gorgeous to driver through, and then through Ohio. Once you're past Cincy, the state gets pretty lame pretty fast. Out past Dayton, it's frightfully dull. Can't agree more with other upthread on this point.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||+1 Insightful||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||That's damefan1 on youtube,||
That's damefan1 on youtube, right? First video posted in 4 years is showcasing his new basement irish pub. Not irish (duh) and not a real fan of the irish pub style, but the basement setup is pretty impressive. Apparently got most of that stuff when a local pub shut down. I'm sure putting the whole thing together took a lot of time and money. The movie posters are... interesting.
The old UM-notre dame preview videos are still hilarious.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||If you have a DVR you can||
If you have a DVR you can pause the TV fora few seconds to let the radio catch up. I've actually done this before, works well.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||the latter||
Need to be able to control the LOS and get penetration on defense with just the front 4 rather than always relying on the LB's and Safeties stepping up, or blitzes coming from all over the place.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Sweet suit.||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||good call||
the nephew is real, the rescue was not. So not comparable to the Manti T'eo situation, where the relationship was real, but the girlfriend was not.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I guessed from context, but||
I guessed from context, but had to look up kerning. Learned something new. Clearly like clockwork on a cycle. Clap clap clap.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||MOAR PEPPERS???||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Brian's Song Remember the||
Not one of my favorites, but Last Boy Scout was good in a ridiculous action movie sort of way. Any idea about the new de la Salle movie that just came out? They say it's "inspired by" the true story, so I'm sure it's all overwrought with goodness and emotion and wonderful protagonists overcoming all odds...
I resisted watching the Blind Side for a long time, but it was pretty good.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||re: awareness||
Not anymore. Now it's about marketing and saying "we have a cause!" We are saturated with pink in sports - pink gloves, socks, jerseys, facemasks, trim, women's teams wearing ALL pink (which, frankly, is just brutal to watch). It's to the point that it doesn't raise awareness moreso than the ire and annoyance of fans.
I'd be all for teams/leagues sponsoring a different cause every year. Breast cancer awareness is surely important (my wife has had a couple of scares, and dear friends have had breast cancer), but there are many other worthy causes that also need awareness.
I suspect that part of the reason why the pink thing works is that it is neutral as far as teams go. There are no teams I can think of that have pink as a primary team color, even in the WNBA.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Schtick got old I suspect Yes||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Article also says that the||
Article also says that the patio door was pried open, so it could have been both - he could have gone in AND out through the balcony.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||when I was in high school||
I thought the ACT was like a fake SAT. I wonder how I'd do on either test if I took them both now, as I approach the big 4-0...
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Although I agree with your larger point||
You are factually wrong on so many counts. Minnesota plays at TCF Bank Stadium.
As for being named for the schools, Camp Randall, Memorial Stadium(s), Beaver Stadium, Kinnick Stadium, Ross-Ade Stadium, and Byrd Stadium. Only Michigan and osu have stadiums named for the schools (or state). Msu's is named for the mascot.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||The other thing that got me||
The other thing that got me is why he didn't just yell down to someone else by the pool to rescue the kid. Was everyone else inside or something?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||The pink thing is so||
The pink thing is so annoying...
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Where does BJ Askew fit in your scheme?||
I wouldn't mind me another BJ Askew-type player.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Prefer grass, for sure, but I||
Prefer grass, for sure, but I have to say that from a maintenance perspective, this new generation of artificial turf is really impressive. Other than the annoying rubber pellets, it drains so well and can be made so it's not hard like the old astroturf (basically a carpet on top of cement) - a bit more "rebound" like a rubber track, although it's still not pleasant to crash on.
I'm interested in the grass-turf hybrid in use at Mile High and Lambeau. Looks very interesting.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||In the "classic" maps, you||
In the "classic" maps, you identify and invite specific individuals as collaborators. Given that the map indicates only 2 collaborators, that means nobody else will be able to edit the map.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||technically not feral, as||
technically not feral, as that assumes a domesticated animal that has gone back to live in the wild (e.g., the "wild" horses that roam the plains, or many "wild" boars that roam the southeast). Wildcats were always truly wild, never having been domesticated.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||have you tried contacting the||
have you tried contacting the OKC spirit group?
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Today Show, not Good Morning||
Today Show, not Good Morning America. Great segment. Actually almost did shed a tear. Amazing what he's endured. Truly an "uncommon man."
|9 weeks 1 day ago||false||
An alumnus/alumna is someone who graduated from or attended an educational institution. One need not have graduated in order to be considered an alumnus/alumna.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||what's your point?||
what's your point?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
Did Christopher Polyblend design these?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||agree||
I wouldn't expect to see someone who is booted from the University or one of its teams be able to take advantage of this benefit.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Maroon + Gold = Copper, duh.||
Maroon + Gold = Copper, duh.
Or, maybe it's a nod to the fact that AZ is the top copper-producing state in the union?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||You gotta love the ironic||
You gotta love the ironic names. Also can't go without the stunningly appropriate names, like QB Chuck Long.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I've been on the field once,||
I've been on the field once, and still have a picture of it somewhere. I was in the late orientiation before freshman year, which basically meant that I got on campus about a week early to do my orientation. My future best man was also in that group, and one of the things we got to do was run around the field in Michigan Stadium. Our orientation leaders even brought a football for us to toss around. Pretty dang awesome.
Very jealous of your movie night! Sounds like a blast!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||On the one hand, who wants to||
On the one hand, who wants to relive or even hear about all that stuff? On the other hand, we can't have a losing record to those guys!
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I think you're misreading the perspective||
Nobody is saying it was ok for him to do that, least of all Brian. I think what he IS saying is that he sympathizes with the difficulty of not making a bad decision in the heat of the moment, and that York's upbringing probably didn't do him any favors in that department. How wrong his actions were is blatantly obvious - nobody is arguing that.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||They aren't mutually||
They aren't mutually exclusive. Assuming (for the sake of argument) that York is allowed to remain on school, but on probation and basically forced a redshirt and limited participation in football activities does not mean that the interests of the other student are not being served. I would assume the kid has insurance, or will otherwise be taken care of medically and academically if he has to miss a semester.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Ryan Stiles. I met Greg||
Ryan Stiles. I met Greg Proops (on WLIIA and also the voice of Bob the Builder) at a tiny cafe late one night in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Cool guy.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||It doesn't necessarily follow||
It doesn't necessarily follow that expulsion is the only possible outcome for physical violence, as the poster above suggests. It is ONE potential outcome, based on internal University policy. Both internal University and external police investigations will take place and, I'm sure, the appropriate punishment meted out, whether that's expulsion, separation of contact from the University or certain areas/activities, or suspension. Honestly can't see anything less for what appears pretty blatant. You can even see him start to wind up a few moments before hitting the guy.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||recognition of sarcastic||
recognition of sarcastic indignation clearly not a core competency of this board...
|10 weeks 3 days ago||"these are the biggest public||
"these are the biggest public schools in the State of Michigan."
|10 weeks 3 days ago||this argument makes sense to me||
In fact, it would be pretty darn sweet to see Michigan vs. Wisconsin or Minnesota at Soldier Field. Makes sense as a geographic middle ground with the novelty of playing in a cold-weather outdoor NFL stadium in February.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly||
Catering to rich alumni and getting the "brand" out there. This makes significantly more sense than Michigan vs. Alabama in Texas.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||A third of the MAC has||
A third of the MAC has offered Falcon, but not Bowling Green. Cumong mang!!!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Don't know about bars in your area||
best bet might be to take the red line down to addison and walk over to Rockit (wrigleyville) on Clark. That's a pretty easy ride and you'll probably want a CTA Upass to get around anyway.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||If memory serves, BTN2GO||
If memory serves, BTN2GO allows you to hide the scores when watching replays of games. I believe football games aren't available for replay until the next day, though.
Honestly can't recall if Watch ESPN allows you to hide scores, also, but it should
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||nope to both||
Time to go with C9!!!
|11 weeks 1 day ago||What did the original map||
What did the original map look like?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Also||
He's a bit skinny, but plenty of time to add weight to his frame. Also, according to UM Hoops, he missed most of the spring AAU circuit with a broken finger, so not many recent evals. Outlook is that he should rise pretty significantly once he's fully healthy and scouts have a chance to see him regularly.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||because this was my very first meme||
and b/c i'm asian and engrish and all that, the meme is:
All your <singular noun> are belong to us.
Kills me when I see something like "All your recruits belong to us muahaha". At least you didn't do that....
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Right, because Peyton Manning||
Right, because Peyton Manning never did anything like lead multiple comebacks, play great against a huge rival, win a Super Bowl or earn multiple MVPs. What a loser amiright??? /s
|11 weeks 3 days ago||or spell-checking b/c you||
or spell-checking b/c you know, spelling...
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I like this better than the||
I like this better than the last one, actually. Very cool
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Next round winners will||
Next round winners will be:
|11 weeks 3 days ago||because voldemort is evil duh||
because voldemort is evil duh
|11 weeks 4 days ago||"And he can't just fire and||
"And he can't just fire and replace the whole band for noncompliance, because then he won't have a band."
Of course he can. He can suspend the entire band, or the ones he knows for sure are flouting the rules. Or tell them they can't travel. Or something. But he didn't.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||except that it isn't a vote||
except that it isn't a vote for best career...
|11 weeks 4 days ago||1760 yards is a pretty good||
1760 yards is a pretty good season running the ball...
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Even Twilley over Barry||
Even Twilley over Barry Sanders??? I certainly hope not...
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Clearly, Brian has hit stage||
Clearly, Brian has hit stage 3, going beyond Morrissey and descending to the depths of Robert Smith (not that Robert Smith).
|11 weeks 5 days ago||This is a strategy employed||
This is a strategy employed by many schools. Northwestern did this same thing just last year. Michigan and osu are their "purple pricing" games which command a significant premium over the other games. msu and others are in their regular tier, and they have a low tier for crappy out of conference early season games.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||ummm||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||or hairs||
unless you really want to pull a king solomon and split heirs....
|11 weeks 5 days ago||That's why they're twins.||
That's why they're twins.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||You're not so good at the||
You're not so good at the posting, are you?
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||That Bruce Leroy reply was||
That Bruce Leroy reply was hilarious! Sho'nuff...
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I don't understand the||
I don't understand the downvotes. Why is it a bad thing to say that I don't believe in smoking anything (pot, cigarettes, pipes, etc.)? It's bad for your gums, teeth, lungs, makes you smell, etc. So no, I don't smoke ANYTHING (including cigars) and never will.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I'm like 7up||
never had it, never will
|12 weeks 2 days ago||you know||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||that would be great||
I would LOVE to see osu vs. Florida in the Gator Bowl, although Cap One or Outback are far more realistic,
|12 weeks 2 days ago||per wikipedia: A||
Also a Daily article from February:
An article from MLive with more details:
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Williams is a good school||
Heck, they're ranked several spots higher than Michigan on Money Magazine's college rankings!
On topic, In Beilein We Trust.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||For a second, I thought you||
For a second, I thought you were TOTALLY AWESOME and had changed the writing on the backs to MGO JAIL. Would have been epic.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Babson is a fantastic school||
Babson is a fantastic school if you want to study business. There are some "specialty" colleges that focus in specific areas. In engineering, Harvey Mudd is about as good as you can get. Think of Michigan's engineering program as a standalone college and you have Harvey Mudd, or Michigan's business school as a standalone college and you have Babson.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||on being bored when running -||
on being bored when running - i get dreadfully bored when running on a treadmill or on a track. I need to be going somewhere. When you go out to the street or trail and run 20 minutes away from home or your car, well, you need to get back somehow, so you may as well run so you get there as fast as possible. On a track or treadmill, too easy to give into the temptation to just stop whenever.
On the knees hurting - what kind of shoes do you wear? I'm frankly a big believer in minimalist shoes for many people. I've run probably a couple hundred miles in my Merrell Trail Gloves which are anatomical shaped (narrow heel counter, wide toe box) and have zero heel to toe drop with no cushion. This is in stark contrast to conventional running shoes which are heavily cushioned and have a severe heel to toe drop (meaning the heel is much thicker than the forefoot). biomechanics research shows that wearing these kinds of shoes (or running barefoot - which I don't do) actually supports a mid-foot or fore-foot strike, rather than a more "conventional" heel strike. This has the benefit of distributing the impact through your foot and lessening the jarring impact through your ankles, knees, and back.
It is important to transition slowly into minimalist running, as it utilizes your calves much more and stretches your achilles more as well. Do some research if you go this route, but one of my good friends went this route after we talked several times about it and he's now a convert. He's gone from conventional running shoes and dealing with knee and back pain after long runs, to minimal shoes and much less knee and back pain. He attributes it to the shoes and different running style.
Also, minimalist shoes are good for crossfit, particularly lifting where it's beneficial to have your feet completely flat.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||eh||
You can remind them that the final score was close, and they'll just remind us, "Crowned field". Ouch.
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||I do some crossfit exercises||
I do some crossfit exercises that a buddy of mine showed me, but definitely not a crossfitter.
It is amazing what the human body is capable of, though.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds like something a||
Sounds like something a pretentious person would say
|13 weeks 1 day ago||As the father of 2 little||
As the father of 2 little girls, that was totally adorable. Also great to see her so passionate about something, and that it's Michigan makes it that much better. Go Sam!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||click the picture to get the||
tap the picture to get the full size image; save the image to your iphone; set as your wallpaper
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Not too long, did read.||
Loved the insights. I'm not particularly creative, so it's always fascinating to me to hear about what inspires those who are. Thanks!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||yeah... no.||
doesn't seem particularly like something i want to be googling while at work. maybe later.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||exactly||
Who knows how many parents complained in the past, or how many kids quit, and nobody ever heard about it. Maybe Waters is a scapegoat with the new president trying to make his mark, but at the end of the day, it was the right thing to do.
Of course, I'm also of a firm belief that the kids involved should also be punished for violating the student code of conduct.
Prohibited conduct includes:
and more, probably
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Next step||
is to penalize the students who perpetrated these activities.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Absolutely||
There are some real die-hards commenting on the article that this is completely normal and acceptable behavior, and that anyone who does not like it should just say no or quit the band. That many of the commenters supporting this behavior are alums of "TBDBITL" (abbreviation for "the best damn band in the land") is also quite telling.
The fact that the fired band director is also an osu marching band alum is telling. Perhaps he, too, was jaded or accepting of the fact that this sort of behavior goes on. Either way, 2 years should have been PLENTY of time to change the culture, if he really wanted to.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||ok||
that doesn't help me at all. Still have no idea what you're talking about.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Spam! even so...||
Domo arigato Dr. Gboco
|13 weeks 2 days ago||speaking of monuMental||
It would be great if you (jonvalk) could also give a little explanation of the thought process of how you came up with a particular theme, design, motif, whatever. I find that I enjoy that as much as the end products themselves. Thanks!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||City qualifying and city||
City qualifying and city finals have no time limit (first round). The second round (first round of the finals in vegas) has a time limit. Third round has no time limit. Fourth and final round at Mt Midoriyama (if it's like Sasuke - the original Japanese show - nobody has gotten there on ANW so far) should have a time limit.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||also||
Draymond Green, Cody Zeller, and Victor Oladipo. So that's 5/11 from the Big Ten. Not bad.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||true||
but they don't play in their bare feet. that's why they've been listing heights in bare feet AND shoes at the combine lately.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||guitar stuff||
Rodrigo y Gabriela are pretty darn awesome
So are Strunz and Farah, a very eclectic classical guitar duo with rock, jazz, flamenco, latin influences.
I've been listening to these guys a lot lately.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I think moreso than saying||
I think moreso than saying her weight was a disadvantage, they were just emphasizing that she's TINY.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||As you're a noob to the show,||
As you're a noob to the show, it should be noted that this is her 3rd time (I believe) appearing on this show, and she is dating a guy (Brent Steffensen) who, although failing in his attempt this year, is a so-called "legend" of the sport. She's been doing dedicated full-time obstacle course and ninja warrior training for the last couple of years, so she does have an advantage over many competitors in that respect.
Not to diminish her accomplishment, b/c her lack of physical stature is something significant to overcome, but she's not just some random super-fit woman they found on the street.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Great power-to-weight ratio.||
Great power-to-weight ratio. Can't wait to see what your ant can do on the course. The jumping obstacles might be a little tough, though. May go with a drone ant with wings?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||The pole grasper jump was||
The pole grasper jump was pretty impressive. Great coordination. The thing that struck me is that all the guys who seemed to leap for the 2nd to last pole did so out of desperation and the hands tended to completely miss the pole. Kacy Catanzaro seemed to do so more intentionally than desperately (if that makes sense). Also, the leap on the previous obstacle (can't remember what it's called - tilting something) was pretty sweet.
Did I mention that my 6 and 8 year old daughters LOVE the show?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Not much of a road cyclist,||
Not much of a road cyclist, but was in Des Moines last year for the Ironkids Tri Nationals and saw a thing on RAGBRAI in the museum there. Anyone ever done that? Looks pretty awesome.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair, he is still only||
To be fair, he is still only 18 years old, so this type of testosterone-fueled bravado is completely normal. The current thinking is that the brain isn't fully developed until around age 25, so he is a few neurons short yet (read: 18 year olds tend to be dumb) ;)
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Ah, the days when Blockbuster||
Ah, the days when Blockbuster and Hollywood Video were all the rage. And my college roommate had a Micron circa 1996?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Coaches with itchy trigger||
Coaches with itchy trigger fingers hand-timing 40's.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||That's how I feel about JJB||
That's how I feel about JJB also.
I think it's just awesome the fact that a stud football player is an unabashed SW nerd. One of those neat unexpected things, like Steve Breaston the poet.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Beer garden on TOP of the||
Beer garden on TOP of the luxury boxes! But then again, drunk people on TOP of the luxury boxes probably isn't a great combination for safety...
|15 weeks 3 days ago||#1 is just crazy. The Hatch||
#1 is just crazy. The Hatch story should be #2.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||after all the stupid things||
after all the stupid things Gordon Gee and Gene Smith have said, and the numerous reports of smoke/fire that come out of that program, how can you not?
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Visor is nice, shorts are ok,||
Visor is nice, shorts are ok, the polo shirt and sweater at the top are meh due to the back stripe, the yellow football shirt is pretty good, the rest is just terrible.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I assumed OP meant to say||
I assumed OP meant to say "not much that's really NEW here..." as this is a story most of us have heard many times before, although I was clearly proven wrong by the response below. But yes, always inspiring, even the 20th time.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Texas||
That's a lot of corporate advertising on there.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||memories||
We had an early 80's Olds Cutlass Cruiser in light metallic blue with faux wood paneling when I was a kid. My dad hung curtains that my mom cut/sewed in the cargo area so my sister and I could sleep all stretched out without the sun in our faces on long trips. Those were the days.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||wait, what???||
|16 weeks 2 days ago||interesting, sacbee has an||
interesting, sacbee has an article titled "Kings hoping that Stauskas helps change shoot-first culture". NJAS!
Also, fun quiz. How well did you do? I missed 2 :(
|16 weeks 3 days ago||how do you not call||
how do you not call that??
also TIM HOWARD!!!
Even if the US do not advance, can Tim Howard win the Golden Glove???
|16 weeks 3 days ago||true story. the man is an||
true story. the man is an elite goalie. most saves in the WC speaks to his ability, but also to the Nats' poor defense.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||US are really playing the||
US are really playing the ball poorly in the air. Have they won a single header?
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Am I the only one whose first||
Am I the only one whose first thought was, "maize and blue bubble!"
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Less than an inch is clearly||
Less than an inch is clearly an exaggeration, but referring to the strike off the crossbar in extra time and the PK off the post. Of course, Brazil had multiple opportunities in the first half (despite the extremely sluggish and sloppy 2nd) and could easily have scored 3 goals. Regardless, they're lucky to be alive.
|17 weeks 18 hours ago||LOVE of money is the root of||
LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Money is fine, in and of itself. And not ALL evil, just all KINDS of evil. #Biblenerd
|17 weeks 19 hours ago||bird poop||
that mike matheny story was great. didn't realize he was a c'bus native who was ignored by osu and ended up at Michigan, going on to become a star player and major leaguer.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||This is a very Voltron-heavy||
This is a very Voltron-heavy thread. That clearly means something...
|17 weeks 2 days ago||So jealous. Born and raised||
So jealous. Born and raised in Atlanta, kid during the 1980 UGA championship, but Michigan grad. My two favorite teams. Here's to the Dawgs crushing the irish.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||oh please||
they guy CLEARLY threw his shoulder into Suarez's mouth!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Have you posted this to the||
Have you posted this to the Michigan alumni club? FB, twitter, heck even LinkedIn? There are (national/local) UM Alumni groups represented on all those channels.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||agreed||
Who has the better resume over the last 3 seasons? 2014 result (Coaches rank, 247 Recruiting Rank)
Shows that Michigan has been the best recruiting team over the past 3 seasons by far, while msu has been most consistent in terms of final ranking. Michigan has clearly been the class of the conference over the past 2 seasons, though, in terms of recruiting and final ranking.
I'd be surprised if Ryan and Izzo are not 7-8 in either order. Any higher and, well, I just don't know what to tell you.
Ahead of Beilein must be Coach K, Calipari, Pitino, Donovan, Self, and Gregg Marshall of Wichita State. Don't know the order, though.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||to stay alive||
England needs some improbable stuff to happen.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Now Japan has some fans. You||
Now Japan has some fans. You can't accuse them of not turning out. Granted, Brazil has the highest population of Japanese outside Japan.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||My confessions||
I was a huge fan of Jim Jackson and Robert Smith when they were at ohio state. I always felt like Smith was too good for osu.
I don't really like most of our recent basketball uniforms. I did like the ones with the small block Ms. Still have my old mid-90s era Nike shorts.
I can't stand the programs, but notre dame and ohio state have some pretty catchy fight songs. As an aside, none of my Illini alum friends even know their fight song.
My favorite non-Michigan school is the University of Georgia, having been born and raised in the Atlanta area (Decatur, Stone Mountain, Marietta).
The Columbus, OH area actually isn't bad. Downtown is clean and has some interesting spots close to the city (Short North, Arena, German Village). Pretty good restaurants My sister used to live in Powell and it was a nice suburb. The zoo is nice. Surprising number of large employers.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||That's the Nike trademark,||
That's the Nike trademark, right?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||as for me||
I just never capitalize "osu" (unless it's officially official, like that one proposal I helped write in response to an RFP issued by osu for some consulting services; proposed team was made up of 2 Michigan grads, an msu grad, and an IU grad).
I also generally don't capitalize "msu" and "nd".
|18 weeks 2 days ago||screw you, illinois||
screw you, illinois
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||That's a ridiculous||
That's a ridiculous assertion. perhaps she just enjoys the time with her father.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||If you've donated in the||
If you've donated in the past, you do not need to donate again, just keep your contact info up-to-date. I first donated in 2003 and have updated my contact info 3-4 times since.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Remember reading about this||
Remember reading about this kid on the board some time ago, and the local Chicago NBC affiliate showed a snippet on this last night, also. Great story. It's truly amazing what love can motivate someone to do. Although the Gandees are young yet, reminds me of Dick and Rick (father and son, respectively) Hoyt.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Issac is also a real name. It||
Issac is also a real name. It isn't his name but does belong to some people.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Just looking at the current||
Just looking at the current men's track roster, Peppers would immediately become the fastest 100m/200m sprinter on the team. Kid is FAST.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||about||
3 hours late
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Drunk driving is very dumb||
And yes, I did it when I was in college. Once. I recall throwing up out the window and at some point realizing I could have gotten myself in serious trouble, or worse. Definite peer pressure and getting caught up in the stupidity of the moment with friends that night.
I've also on a separate occastion driven my car back to campus from Showcase Cinemas with 9 passengers (plus me as the driver). So lucky we weren't pulled over.
Definitely two of the stupidest things I've done behind the wheel while in college.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Co-signed by Alex||
Oh wait, that's not Floyd Raven's signature. It was his mom again...
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Looking at the past 2 seasons||
Made Final Four in both 2013 and 2014:
Made Elite 8 in both 2013 and 2014:
Made Sweet 16 in both 2013 and 2014:
Just another set of data points.
|21 weeks 21 hours ago||Obviously||
Alex Malzone's name isn't interesting enough to participate
|21 weeks 23 hours ago||I believe that bus has||
I believe that bus has decided to make like a tree and get out of here.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed - if you're going to||
Agreed - if you're going to plagiarize, at least do it well!
|21 weeks 3 days ago||it's not like this is a uniquely-MGoBlog format||
In fact, I first saw it either on Black Heart Gold Pants or Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician, can't recall which (also, sports blogs have the best names amirite just sayin').
I mean, if you've never read the Octonion saga, then you're missing out.
And if you really want to take a stroll down memory lane, the whole "making fun of one guy in a meeting" was done way way back by Hey Jenny Slater, albeit in irc chat room format.
Also, you might recognize the author of that very first comment...
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I guess it depends what you||
I guess it depends what you consider "near the top" to be. In the 13 seasons since 2000, after they went 13-0:
4 Top 5 final rankings (5, 3, 3, 5)
4 more top 10 final rankings (6, 8, 6, 6)
3 more top 16 finishes (11, 15, 16)
1 top 25 final ranking (22)
1 season finished unranked (2009 when they went 8-5)
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Symmetry FTW||