Mike Lantry, 1972
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- Atlanta and surrounding counties do not have fleets of snow plows
- They generally did not stock road salt when i lived there, and usually spread SAND, or sometimes a combination of sand/salt. Sand provides a little traction, but doesn't do anything to melt snow or ice.
- Atlanta is very hilly. This was the key reason why i never drove anywhere when it snowed or sleeted. I've witnessed way too many cars sliding off roads, down hills, into ditches, into other cars, through intersections.
- The weather tends to be such that it gets just warm enough to melts the snow/ice during the day, then freeze it all back into black ice overnight, causing more mayhem the following morning.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Love that this thread was||
Love that this thread was started by a guy with the ultimate warrior as his avatar. Nope, no costumed excess there!
|1 week 1 day ago||actually||
I was thinking they'd be really good for UM-Flint.
|1 week 1 day ago||Doesn't mean it's not a||
Doesn't mean it's not a concept. Dumb concept, maybe, but a concept nonetheless.
|1 week 1 day ago||I did the same||
Was confused until I saw that the sbnation URL referenced CFB. Then I was all like, "I'm not dumb, the OP just stinks at titling threads!" :P
|1 week 2 days ago||I'll agree with you about||
I'll agree with you about Irvin, Robinson, McGary, and Harris, but Albrecht wasn't on ANYONE'S radar. He had one actual offer - Appalachian State - and according to articles, only smaller mid-majors were even talking to him. IU and PU were not looking at Spike.
|1 week 2 days ago||By the time I got to campus,||
By the time I got to campus, it was just Jimmy King and Ray Jackson left. Even as the least heralded members of the Fab Five, I was amazed at how good they were, and how much more fun to watch than the other players on the team. I have a soft spot for Ray Jackson, in particular.
|1 week 2 days ago||won always needs spellcheck.||
won always needs spellcheck.
|1 week 5 days ago||Take that back!||
Ain't nothin' better than the CRISPER!!!
|1 week 5 days ago||And uniforms and better||
And better uniforms and better haircuts and better health (obviously) and better colors and better school and better strength coach (who's been getting tons of mentions on the air, thanks to beefing up Stauskas and LeVert)
|1 week 5 days ago||Crisler > Breslin. I know||
Crisler > Breslin. I know this how? Because the Sports Illustrated Kids "Top 10 in Everything Sports" features the Maize Rage as one of the top 10 fanbases across all sports, ahead of even the Izzone and Cameron Crazies, neither of which are on the list. Irrefutable and undisputable proof that Crisler has a better atmosphere than Breslin.
(and yes, I hang out in the B&N kids book section with my daughters)
|1 week 5 days ago||the real question is||
Have you and GRBlue been to a similar number of games against middling teams at Breslin?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||No||
Only if you have duplicate headers in your data source
|2 weeks 4 days ago||well then||
football is obviously not a sport, as it requires "judges" and "referees" to make "judgements" about whether a play is valid or not, often based on arcane and non-sensical rules. Ditto basketball and baseball and hockey and soccer. A strike is a strike is a strike, unless it's called a ball. It's a fumble unless it's not. The only REAL sports are races and track events (and I'm sure some others I've forgotten about which are as black/white as you can get).
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||People we're talking down the||
People we're talking down the Americans' outfits, but the ones Germany wore are beyond terrible.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||well||
i think we were all waiting to exhale, but now that the LOI is in, we can celebrate!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||or the fact that you have an||
or the fact that you have an assault rifle pointed right at your comment... yikes!
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||Georgia for me, also. But I||
Georgia for me, also. But I actually know why. I was born and raised in Atlanta and during my formative years was when Vince Dooley reigned supreme and Herschel Walker was winning the Heisman and Georgia was one of the top programs in the country.
My older daughter was born in Atlanta and lived there all of 20 months before we moved to Chicago, but she still identifies herself as from Georgia and wants to do gymnastics one day for the Lady Dawgs. She prefers the Braves over the Cubs/Sox, and UGA over UM :(
|5 weeks 1 day ago||the thing||
that always got me was the French Catholic Fighting Irish.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||off topic, but||
PLEASE do not refer to Michigan as "the U." Just, don't.
Also, nothing new here. Another guy saying (rightly so) that there are now more questions than answers that need to be brought to light.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||that nanna egwu (or whomever||
that nanna egwu (or whomever or however you spell it) gif looks like a candidate for a perfectly looped gif that would see him poking fruitlessly at the ball for all eternity. someone make it happen!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I could get on board with||
I could get on board with that. I really feel like Michigan may start the first few minutes slowly, but then just dominate most of the rest of the game. 17 points feels like a good winning margin, with the game never in doubt.
As long as we don't pull an Iowa and go on a 15 minute FG scoring drought. Ouch.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I feel like we sports fans||
I feel like we sports fans have this discussion every season. It's too early for the players and coaches to care. They're the ones that have to take things one game at a time. It's never too early for fans to talk. It has precious little impact on anything what Lunardi or other bracketologists or fans think and discuss. I'm going to dream big. I'm not going to not think about our potential seeding because it's still only January. It's my right and prerogative as a fan.
And sure, it's too soon to have 2014 football rankings, but so what? It's fun.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||What he knew and when is open||
What he knew and when is open for debate, but the WHEN is not any earlier than he was hired in January 2011, at least 9 months after the investigation was closed. As a new coach, if this did come to his attention, I'm sure he turned to administrators and to Gibbons himself to ask if this was of concern, and I'd assume they all told him no. What is he supposed to do? Hire a private investigator to dig up evidence against his own player? Absurd.
Take Hoke to task for telling outright lies as to Gibbons' status, but I think you're going down a pointless rathole here.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||this is ludicrous||
Hoke was not at U of M when the alleged incident is said to have occurred, nor when the case was closed by the University. Assuming the OP's timeline is accurate, the investigation was dropped almost a year before he was officially hired. I'm taking on face value that he would have considered the matter resolved by the time he arrived on campus.
If any coach should stand accountable, it would have been Rodriguez.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||pure cold, jerry!||
lol at the hothlanta and freaznik references
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I would imagine that they||
I would imagine that they either did not want to or feel the need to begin investigations into "abandoned" complaints until the policy became official, which appears to have happened in August 2013. This would fit well with the timeline that the case may have been investigated and said investigation completed by November.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||combination of||
combination of factors.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I was born and raised in||
I was born and raised in Atlanta and, honestly, this never happened to this extent when i was growing up. Sure, there was mass hysteria when snowfall of more than an inch was forecast, and people would make a run on bottled water and generators, but people also seemed sensible enough (for the most part) to not go out.
I have no idea what people were thinking. My guess? Dumbass northerners who don't recognize the fact that Atlanta has VERY few resources to deal with stuff like this. They send out SAND trucks. If they need salt, they have to get it from the far northern counties (well outside the metro Atlanta area) or from Tennessee (Chattanooga, usually). Add the fact that Atlanta, being in the Piedmont region of the Appalachians, is VERY hilly. Snow/ice + hills - salt = recipe for disaster.
Did I mention clueless mayor/public officials and businesses? Yeah, those too.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||how tall is nd stadium?||
9 stories seems high, although i do recognize they have a fully above ground stadium.
will be interesting to see how the mixed-use facility is actually designed and implemented. sounds like they've been talking to some urban planners, although it is innovative and could be a pretty interesting thing, particularly for an on-campus stadium.
as an aside, what other schools have an on-campus (like part of their central campus) football stadium?
edit: also surprising - nobody has updated the notre dame stadium wikipedia page yet!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||actually, no||
some schools explicitly offer 4 year scholarships, but most schools offer 1 year renewable scholarships.