a vitally important recap of all the dumb tweets sent during the Harbaugh coaching search
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|5 days 10 hours ago||Timbuktu||
The National Poetry Contest had come down to two semifinalists: a Michigan graduate and a Buckeye from Ohio. They were given a word, then allowed two minutes to study the word and come up with a poem that contained the word. The word they were given was "Timbuktu".
First to recite his poem was the UM graduate. He stepped to the microphone and said:
Slowly across the desert sand
The crowd went crazy! No way could the Buckeye top that, they thought. The Buckeye calmly made his way to the microphone and recited:
Me and Tim a-huntin went,
|1 week 1 day ago||"One word: Plastics"||
"One word: Plastics"
|1 week 2 days ago||Does anyone recall the Bryan||
Does anyone recall the Bryan Fortay story? Fortay was a massively overhyped QB in '89. During a home visit the Fortay’s reportedly asked Bo for a guarantee that young Bryan would start for Michigan. As I heard the story Bo terminated the visit. Bo was blessed with the gift of clarity.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||I put three kids through||
I put three kids through private school in Virgina. You contact those instutitons, you visit, you get a picture of the costs and finalcial aid situation. You cross some off the list immediately. You go on successive visits. You get your short list. You have your measurables and metrics - and then you make a decision based on your gut.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||I'd suggest that accumulating||
I'd suggest that accumulating thousands of points in six weeks is kind of like being really good at Magic: The Gathering. Pretty meaningless in the big picture.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||So assign a strength to Harbaugh||
The model doesn't claim precision.
"Despite its simplicity, the model has predicted the game winner in over 70 percent of games since the 2005 season."
Feng clearly states that the model doesn't factor in the Harbaugh factor. Therefore your criticism is flawed. So assign a strenght to the H factor. Is he good +1, or +n wins in those toss-up games?
I'm going to go +1 on the H factor. +1 on the Peppers factor for 9.7 wins.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Good take. It shouldn't be a||
Good take. It shouldn't be a challange to listen to a podcast because people are too cheap to invest in a passable mic. I recommend using Apogee MiC 96.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I was at the '84 Sugar Bowl.||
I was at the '84 Sugar Bowl. The game was a downer but I banged two coeds from TCU. So there's that.
'88 Hall of Fame vs. Alabama - exciting win - Bo was in the hospital with a heart attack
'94 Hall of Fame vs. NC State - crushed it
'94 Holiday Bowl - Navy SEAL wrecked himself skydiving into the statidum
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You can't put a price on honor||
Although in this case you can come pretty close.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Isle Royale is an incredible||
Isle Royale is an incredible hike. On a USGS toporgraphic map it looks simple because those maps don't reigister elevation changes under 15 ft. But between the roots and the rocks there's rarely an even step.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||What kind of work do you do?||
What kind of work do you do? Can I take all of your labor for free?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||This thread is now about old||
This thread is now about old rappers.
Caught Kokayi, and Shabazz Palaces this past year.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Hate the color ring effect||
Hate the color ring effect aroun the pin
Fowler and Woods WTF?
Lived on Banbridge Island for 4 years. Miss breathing that NW air.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I lived in Hawaii from 96 to||
I lived in Hawaii from 96 to 2000. I came to enjoy getting up at 6:00 and catching the game. It felt all wring coming back to the mainland and having to wait half the day for a game.As an aside, the Rainbow Warriors hosted Michigan in '98. I think that was a 3:30 start in Hawaii, 9:30 EST
|11 weeks 3 days ago||There's a J3 type in every||
There's a J3 type in every crowd
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I'm getting a little butt||
I'm getting a little butt hurt that I haven't at least been presented with a honey-pot hooker. Am I that unimportant China?!?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Very true. I'm on the 5 year||
Very true. I'm on the 5 year plan as well. Maybe the Chinese wil turn this into a business opportunity. For a nominal fee they will put our SF-86 together. They have our account information so they can submit directly into e-QIP.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I live in Northern Virginia.||
I live in Northern Virginia. I try to avoid most of Maryland.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||With the latest OPM breach||
With the latest OPM breach the Chinese know more about me than my parents. Really.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I have an identical height||
I have an identical height and frame as Sr. and I tip the scales at 265. Looking at the picture of the two of them, I think it's very plausible the Jr. is in the 280's. That kids a beast.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Did you get a look at theose||
Did you get a look at theose fingernails? Does Smith work as a mechanic in the off season?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||My dad is battling multiple||
My dad is battling multiple myeloma for six years now. That includes an 18 month period of remission after a stem cell transplant. He’s down to his last treatment option and the blood protein is rising - so time is running out. And the toxins form the chemo are raising hell with his body. Because cancer isn’t cruel enough he is also dealing with stage 5 Alzheimer’s. I’m staying with my folks this past week helping get through some crisis. My Father no longer has the sense of volition to make a critical decision about ceasing treatment for the Multiple Myloma. No living will. Lots of talk this week amongst the family wondering where is the line where we say - “enough”.
As a young man my father worked for the sign company that put the original MICHIGAN sign atop the press box in The Big House. The disease can't take that away from him.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||It gets better||
In 2011, whilst monitoring my youngest daughters internet usage I came across a message she had posted to an internet advice blog for adolescents. The gist of the message was that she was feeling suicidal because her mom was cheating on dad and being dishonest about it. Apparently all my children knew, had confronted her repeatedly, but yada yada yada.
I was humiliated and crushed. My identity was built arounf being a family man. I thought my life was over and experienced a real world bout with depression. Fast forward to today; my life is better than ever. My relationship with my kids is great. I'm getting clear of the financial burden of the divorce and I'm in a relationship with a really incredible person.
Keep showing up - life gets better for the willing.
Post Script: To this day my ex denies there was an affair, but is in a toxic and bizarre on-again off-again relationship with her paramour. My kids have no respect for her whatsoever.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||It was a foul fucking year||
January - New born daughter
February - Earthquake (Seattle Nisqually) while I'm on the I-5 overpass
April - Motrorcycle accident - minor injuries
May - searing pain in my back
June - Diagnosed with stage 2 renal cancer
July - Kidney removed
August - Tech company I work for goes bust - stock options worthless - they had quit paying helath insuranse premiums months back - I'm financially ruined
September - 9/11/2001
It was a foul fucking year.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Isle Royale||
Get on my level and take your family to Isle Royale National Park. Not a resort, but they do have cabin rentals, and it's the trip of a lifetime if you love the outdoors. If you are more of an indoorsman don't go there.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Qualitatively what is the||
Qualitatively what is the difference betwwen a score of 33 and 27?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Two homicides in the same facility on the same day||
An under reported aspect of the story is that there was another murder in the facility on the same day. I have a 30 year career in law enforcement - that's the angle that is getting a major amount of bandwidth if I'm the investigator.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Completely from memory; that||
Completely from memory; that UVA game was not a fun game to watch. An exciting finish but a frustrating game overall.
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||I know Kingston's dad going||
I know Kingston's dad going back a ways. I brought up the FB talk from this board about a month ago. LCD (dad) said no way - no how.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Cancelled shopping trip with||
Cancelled shopping trip with girlfriend so I can watch the Spring game. She doesn't understand the allure of "watching a practice". Starting to wonder what I saw in her.