|2 hours 38 min ago||Has Phil Coke Turned the Corner?||
i'm not enough of a fan to have studied his latest games and box scores, but the last few weeks i've seen his line scores they all seem to be pretty good. no more 22 pitches, 14 hits, 7 earned run lines. change for good or just a good patch before the wheels come off again?
|2 hours 47 min ago||Angel Dust + Whiskey?||
now that would be one strong drink. hide the women and children.
|2 hours 49 min ago||And Tell Him Don||
said 'get off my damn lawn, stone hands!'
|1 day 4 hours ago||Welcome Home||
we'll leave the light on. take a right just after you smell cleveland and you will be home.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Rosemount Shiraz||
barn chores done. mama making dinner for the family.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Happy Birthday LSA||
don't fear 36. lots of great living in your 30's. and wait until you get my age: they have to call the fire department to put the candles out.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Mastadons to The Left!||
mastadons to the right!
stand up, sit down,
fight, fight, fight!
|4 days 8 hours ago||Routine Inspection||
of the car is always part of the report for a case like this. it'll read something like, 'this officer came on duty at 2100 hrs, assigned to unit X. prior to leaving the station i searched unit X and found no contraband of any type. further, this officer had no occasion to detain anyone since the shift beginning and the time that urban meyer's homeboy was put in the back of unit X'
or something close to that.
most places, and assuming this kid's record is clean, he'll get some type of diversion/release/go to some classes and keep your nose clean type of deal and the matter will be kept off his record. most kids take that deal as opposed to the risk of losing at trial which does happen.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Not Splenda?||
oops. my bad.....
|5 days 4 hours ago||Sockeye||
pinot noir, 2012. nothing fancy but nice.
way, way busy day though. great weather. lots of fun with the family.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Recon!||
and who's going to tell him 'no' when he wants to watch the utes practice so he can pick off all their sets and signals? it won't be utes!
|6 days 14 hours ago||Confess MGrowOld!||
that is a family portrait, back before your mogwife got her blond hair back. hah! busted. thought you could sneak one by, but not with this group of wizards around....
|6 days 14 hours ago||We Just Rented The||
original 'pride of the yankees' movie, with gary cooper as lou gehrig, for the kids. we don't have regular t.v. so the kids appreciate movies like this alot.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Good Point||
go wildcats, right up until, say 8 wins and beating ASU. then no more...
|6 days 19 hours ago||Gas Station Gear?||
for the unenlightened (like me), what is 'gas station gear'?
|1 week 2 hours ago||Thanks Magnus||
i enjoy reading these and figure it is probably pretty labor-intensive to track many of them down.
question: am i the only one that is pulling for rich rod to do well at arizona? as much as he didn't pan out here and i still laugh at his singing, i just can't bring myself to wish him ill.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Did You Bring Enough Posbangs?||
maybe should go get some more in case the store is closed tomorrow?
|1 week 4 hours ago||How 'bout Those Tigers?||
nice to see they hopefully have shaken off that horrible 4-16 slump.
|1 week 15 hours ago||The Blue Angels Are So Close||
to my office right now as they practice, that as they come streaking by you can't hear them until they are virtually on top of us and then past at nearly the speed of sound. looking out the office window as they go by, work is not going to last long today....
|1 week 16 hours ago||I Got Bit By One||
of those smallies about this time last year, in the shallows not too far from where you'll be fishing. a big hen on her beds. i have swum in a lot of different places, but that is the only time something ever bit me.
|1 week 2 days ago||One Man's Trash||
is another's treasure. a beautiful deer hit the bumper of my old truck this winter. called my neighbor/the undersheriff told him i was going to take it and he said' 'no problem, don't waste the meat'.
me and the 4 oldest boys skinned it in the barn in 15 below temp and let it hang for a few days. butchered it up and it is excellent nutrition and the price was right - nada.
|1 week 2 days ago||You Might Not Sing it Well||
(nor do i), but the star spangled banner is the anthem, and all of it's verses too. remember it was written while francis soctt key was watching the battle, not during some gentile victorian version of a 'jam session' in 17 or 18 whatever.
also, the NSA trolls this board for it's national intel significance, and any one of you who chimed in for another country's anthem, well, you guys are in big trouble. i bet your computer gets crashed, your dog goes missing, your car won't start, all sorts of stuff. you heard it here first...
|1 week 2 days ago||Outside of The Star Spangled Banner||
canada easily has the #2 national anthem on the planet. beautiful country. played a lot of hockey there back in the day.
|1 week 4 days ago||If He/She is A Real Officer||
as they approach and hear ''the victors' playing loudly on your car stereo, they will begin singing, give the secret handshake, and speed you along your way as an escort. so easy when you know the trick...
|1 week 5 days ago||We Were Tempted||
to be extras in that movie since it was right down the road. alas, we missed our moment of fame.
|1 week 5 days ago||Michigan Hockey Teammates||
dave richter: magic
paul fricker: space man
steve richmond: chi (prounouced 'shy')
kelly mckrimmon: krimmer
dennis may: los
donny krussman: special k
along with a host of other simple ones like 'lundy' for brian lundberg, 'spearsy' for teddy spears, etc.
|1 week 5 days ago||Interesting Reaction by Babcock||
and that is a lot different than 'no way jose, silly rumors, stop or i'll have one of the resident nuns hit you with a ruler'.
sounds like a great trip for you and mogwife, too. good for you guys.
|1 week 5 days ago||If You Want a 'Gadget' Trip||
like you mentioned, then you should stop in at 'da yoopers' museum in ishpeming, which is about 12 miles west of marquette on the 41. in marquette go climb sugarloaf mountain (trail hike) for wonderful view of lake superior. easy enough for the kids, or you to have kid backpack on while you do it.
you might even visit the court house in marquette, it's where they filmed 'anatomy of a murder', easily the most famous movie ever filmed in da UP, maybe all of michigan for that matter.
|1 week 6 days ago||I Know One of Those Sources||
and it's not as far -fetched as it might seem. it's been a few decades, but that used to be my dressing room too. not making bold predictions at this point (i did last year) since babcock poo-poohed those rumors this spring, but like i said, it could happen.
|1 week 6 days ago||Do You Have a Family Boat Name?||
my grandfather had boats way back in the 30's up until his passing in the 70's. they were all 'the night hawk', and he had numbers 1 -3. so 20 yrs ago when i bought my boat i simply named it the 'night hawk IV'
or you could try great family names that you don't have the heart to name your kids in this day and age, but would use on, say, your bird dog. thus, we had milo (grandfather) and now maude (great grandmother).
What make/model/size of boat? inquiring minds want to know and maybe that influences the name choices.
|1 week 6 days ago||I Thought Dufek||
|1 week 6 days ago||Of All The Crazy Things||
and despite what babcock said at that press conference this spring, it might not be quite as crazy as you think....
|1 week 6 days ago||Heading Into The Belly Of the Beast||
going to lansing, that is. retrieving 2 of the children who have been at the state capital this week. lots of farm work to accomplish this weekend + visitors.
happy friday to you all
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Sacramento Isn't Bad||
if you can't live in michigan. mountains are less than 2 hrs away for skiing and fly-fishing. ski all day on the sacramento river nearly year round if you feel like it.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Not Sure I Tracked||
that comment. I don't think any word for a caucasian is the same thing.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Backing In Is Better||
than not in. usa, usa, usa!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Know Your History||
all of those other titles have centuries worth of background as bloody beserkers, raping, piliging, theiving, and all of that. but we all know that in the context of a sports team, to use the word, for instance, 'knights', is a revered name, a proud name, a name of honor. i have never, ever, heard of the variations of redskins, indians, braves, chiefs, blackhawks in the context of sports used in any other fashion but fun and good spirits, go-team-go fashion.
if you waited most or all of your whole lifetime to protest, and if you didn't also sign the petition to ban these other 'offensive' names like knights and green wave, spare us the self-oppression and the manufactured outrage.
p.s. i am the proud father of more children with very dark skin than almost everyone on this mostly lilly-white (enjoyable) blog, one of which children is literally hanging on my arm right now making it difficult to type, so i can take him to bed.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Vikings, Cavaliers,||
barons, saxons, friars, kings, are all names we use, rally around, adore if that's your team. and redskin is used in the exact same CONTEXT.
otherwise, i hereby appoint myself to represent other under-represented entities, and demand that names like the 'wolverines', badgers, wildcats, longhorns, banana slugs and others be removed from the national lexicon. now.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Forget The Rah-Rah Feel Good||
stuff and ask the tough questions! will he be academiically elibible? it is rumored he may get an offer from the almighty, and will that affect his playing time? he has bigger plans than the maize and blue, and kudos to the school and team for helping him!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Reading Comp Problem?||
make sure i get this right: drink the toilet water, throw your batteries down and sell your wife to the sun? no?
how about: buy a wife, throw your beer in the toilet and look out the windows to creep the neighbors? still not right?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Don't be Penny-wise but Pound-foolish||
most of the mgofolks have hit on the big issues, and i would particularly agree with the following: depending on your house/weather/altitude, etc, a bad job by you will cost you dearly in repairs, mold, energy, framing materials, and all of that. you need to demo the old ones, make the new ones fit, and wrap them properly on install or you will have a cluster-muck of a job on your hands.
would steer you away from pella - they have been very disappointing in their response to a number of clients/customers about backing their warranties on their whole line of defective windows. i put K & K in my house, also recommend anderson. take the time to get a good contractor to do it.
p.s. i am a licensed contractor, and have put in plenty of windows. saying this as background, not to get your job - way too busy to do a window install in some far away place....
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I Was in Sec 35||
for denard's first carry v. wmu, and it was all i could do not to fill my word balloon with "#$!" in front of one of my young sons who was in attendance with me. that son was only 5 then but he remembers that play very clearly.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I Can Only Give You +1||
but in my heart i gave you lots more for that post. good one.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You Laugh||
but we used to share training facilities with them back in the day. moses was our trainer....
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I Know Barely More||
about soccer as i do about mandarin chinese. can someone tell me what espn's tag line of a 'back line blunder' meant re: the bad guys getting their goal?
and no matter the sport, i do know u-s-a! u-s-a!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Great Pics||
and recap. i note that none of them show you as beer splashed or battery dashed and i will take it the indian fans were well-behaved. anybody try to get an 'oiho' (not a typo) cheer going?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Careful||
we might keep them. we love children and ours have been a blessing. more adoption is not out of the question!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I Must Admit||
that i thought that great wind-up to your time in the stadium was going to end up with some form of 'but then stadium security came and we had to flee. they eventually arrested us, put my son in the juvie lock-up, ....' fortunately it ended wonderfully.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Do Tell||
what were the circs?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The 2 Oldest||
(1 daughter, 1 son) are going downstate to lansing for a camp. the house will not be the same without them as they are both strong workers around the farm and a blessing in the house. however, i have 'challenged' the younger ones to pick up the slack since the 'bigs' are gone this week. it is amazing how important they are to the economy of the house and we will miss them tremendously.
that sound you heard was the sound of scissors cutting apron strings....
|2 weeks 5 days ago||We Have A Total||
of 49 years worth of 'teenager' that can be lived in our house. we're a long way from done.
and the tigers just scored a run in their half of the tenth and phil coke (YTPC) has struck out the first two indians he's faced in the bottom half..
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Slow, Painful Death||
watching the tigers lose yet another lead in the 9th. joe nathan is a mulit-million-dollar softball pitcher.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Sympathies||
to you re: father-daughter issues. we have had none....yet. our kids have promised us that they will never get what they call 'the teen disease'. so far so good, but i am not so naive that i think it will last forever.
meanwhile a. albequerque (spell check please) has thrown 7 pitches, hit a guy, loosed a long double, and the indians are creeping up fast on us - 4-3. oh, the kingdom for a bullpen!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Rosmount Shiraz||
not fancy, but easy to drink. barn chores done. just fired up the grill. cooking some of our home-grown beef - steaks to be exact.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Great Stuff MGrowOld||
should be mandatory for anyone who lives within striking distance of a big league ball park. question: will the indians fans be throwing beers and batteries at you and/or your son as the tigers finally right the ship and start winning again? if so, wear batting helmets!
took 3 of my boys to their first game last month at comerica. we all loved it, except for the score. and coincidentally, my oldest boy stumbled across the ticket stub last night of the first game i took him to 10 years ago. that was when we lived in san diego - we went by boat and docked it at a restaurant a block from the stadium. not a bad way to get to the game.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Lighten Up Leu||
it is a good effort and fairly informative, covering our most favorite sport. saturday morning, maybe you try the decaf next week?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Enjoy TC||
no need to sight fish, just send your spinners or spoons in on the beds. i ought to know, last year a monster bass bit me at the foot of west bay - not kidding.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Way Late||
drinking a home-made smoothie and looking at a weekend of activities that'll have us running from dawn until dusk. count it all good and go blue!
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||It's Beautiful Man||
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Walking Down The Steps||
at yost from the dressing room touching the signs, and out onto the ice with the stands full and the band playing.
pizza bobs - a sister ann with a chocolate-chip/coffee milkshake
charlies - well, for lots of stuff at least way back when.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Why Would You Insult Pigs||
like that? they didn't do anything to you, did they? pigs have standards too, you know.
farming tip: never let a live pig in your barn. ever.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Get Thee||
to a nunnery!
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||If It Weren't for My Kids||
i probably wouldn't have t.v. during football season and thus would miss the games on t.v. i also refuse to watch when the games are going bad. i distract with the many other things on the agenda. was so ticked for carr's last game that i went bow hunting and missed the thrilling (victorious) end.
similarly, but for the kids, i would've stopped getting seasons years ago. this will be my 35th yr with football tix.
there was this girl with red hair in 6th grade (oops, wrong blog...)
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Agree This is Not the Place||
and invite this discussion in a gentlemanly fashion, off-forum.
i do know mormons and one of my best friends out west was and is a stake president. i totally appreciate how he is leading his family. but to quote him, though i am not nor have i ever been a mormon, '[i] know more about mormon history than any mormon [he's] ever talked to'.
regardless, i wish you well.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Blue||
if salvation is important to you, i suggest you not pin yours to a guy (joseph smith) who served time in prison for two separate criminal fraud convictions as a common grifter - he'd put a glass under his hat and get people to pay him money to tell them where treasure was. then he became a religious con. not making fun, truly hoping you look deeper.
and yes, i know about mormonism. have studied many religions, have a few friends who are mormons, so i say these things not to be confrontational.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Doh!||
had posted the script of that above, only to find it here. so behind the times.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Scene out of 'Rocky'||
mick: i want you to lay off that pet shop dame
rocky: yo mick, i really like her
mick: then let her train ya!
rock: women weaken legs (repeated as he hits a heavy bag...)
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Lost His Fastball?||
i can only track games on ESPN's website/gamecast, but it showed last week JV was throwing 95-96 mph heat on his 110th pitch, or thereabouts. not a lot of people on the planet can do that.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That Will Be Determined||
by the race to find the magic goggles!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not Possible||
under these circs. unless injury or the guy is one his 3rd (or more) offense, it's a misdemeanor.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||2 Separate Tests||
one is called a 'PBT' and is a handheld device that you blow into at the scene most times. it is less accurate as it uses what's called 'fuel cell' technology. when someone goes to the station they take what is more commonly called the 'datamaster' (now they call it a DMT). you could guess a 1/2 hour to 1 hour time lag is fairly normal.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Great Guy||
great ball player. got to see him many times at jack murphy stadium when we lived out there in S.D. and always enjoyed his game.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Could Happen||
i know it's a bit much to hope for 5 unforced fumbles on 5 straight kicks, but maybe we're all just too cynical.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Glad You Enjoyed Your Trip||
what did you and wife end up doing/where did you guys go?
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||There Are Minerals Younger Than Me||
or at least, that's what i tell my kids. and i say when people get old they get crotchety (sp?) and they smell and i'm practicing real hard for that right now so i'll be prepared.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||So Let It Be Written||
so let it be done!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Reminiscent of John Belushi||
in his samuri skits.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Trust Nate||
i mean, look at his space ship. dude's got it wired with intergalactic artwork.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Be Safe||
and ten cuidado homeboys. that is a rough varrio in many places. enjoy.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Professor||
check your sarc meter. i think it might need adjustment.
fwiw, our farm is all-organic. no gmo's, no pesticides, no herbicides, no hormones, no antibiotics, grass-fed livestock, raw milk, etc.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||You Are Right About Lefty's||
but from the looks of him he seems more contact sport-guy to me. but hey, if he's got hops and likes to jam, there is a place in ann arbor that they play that game in a house called crisler, so there you have it.
but hockey, football, and wrestling are great boy sports and are so much fun to coach and watch.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Cute As A Button||
and all that, but can we get some vitals on the lad? what's his 40, his vertical, can he throw the long out pattern, carry the puck into the zone on the power play, etc? mgobloggers got to know!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||My B.S. Meter Just Shattered||
when it read the comment from pete c. it hit the max-far-edge-of-b.s. so hard the needle broke.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not Possible To Read||
enough stories about love of family and committment like that one. God bless those boys, that family, and their efforts to help similarly challenged children. go blue!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Livestock Feed||
people eat it by mistake....
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Pitched Batting Practice||
to the 6 youngest kids. barn chores done. white wine with fish tonight. spectacularly beautiful day up north.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||So Much For||
triathlon training? don't let mgowfe see that stuff...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Please Report On the Academy||
how was it, what did you learn, have some fun?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Gambling?! At Bushwood?!||
that's about how i see roy williams and the joke of a school that is unc. he knew, he knows, it's predictable, and i suspect easily provable. remember too you have what by most accounts is a credible whistleblower in that female tutor who initially called 'b.s.' on the alleged classes these idiots were taking.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||NO TV is a Blessing||
as it relates to the tigers this year. it is hard enough to check up on them with the espn feed. yeesh, they are desperately trying to give their season away. fortunately tonight the bosox just couldn't quite come up with that one extra hit.
salmon plus a nothing-fancy white wine with the family after a few hours on the tractor. also went to a fly-fishing show with some of the kids. very pleasant. all quiet on the northern front tonight.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats On Graduation||
but watch out for the MIP ticket for the 3 brewski's. you'd be surprised how easy and unexpected it is to get contacted by the cops on one of those.
n.b. say NO and REFUSE to take the PBT they will offer you unless you are stopped and driving a vehicle. they need a warrant for that so don't let them brow-beat you or trick you into 'consent'. be safe, stop drinking (for now), and enjoy your special evening.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Why No Mention||
of the tenderloin and back straps? this horse came without them?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Done - Sierra||
is second at 22%, bearded female from s. alabama is at 42%. third place ucla girl is at 20%.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Vote Early, Vote Often||
the chicago way... rob f, you scoundrel.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Apparently Godzilla||
can really bring the heat!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Bacon Nailed It||
and those old jerseys are cool. i even liked a couple of the n.d. jerseys. does that make me a bad person?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Ditka + Godzilla||
for a couple of mudhen prospects. we take over the world. end of story.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Go See Coronado Island||
and take your wife for a great meal at the loew's coronado cays resort. we used to live right next door and that was a great place to have a meal right on s.d. bay. you should visit the hotel del coronado, also on coronado island. it is old like the grand hotel in mackinac, right on the beach, and also has great places to eat or have an adult beverage.
if you want a more lively time try pacific beach or possibly la jolla. both the beach life and the night life will be a bit rowdier. great beach too, if you want to hang out there. you can rent boats and even water ski on mission bay - some folks like that. you are a little early for tuna season so no luck on that account. there is also sea world out there which can be fun even for 50-somethings if you've never been to a park like that. oh yeah, the s.d. zoo is world renowned so that is a great place to go too.
hopefully mgobrewmom will chime in since she lives there now.
and i banged you, but not in any improper way, you know, not like that....
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Pre-Sunrise?||
not at 0623 hrs. both I and the sun were up and gone by then, but i'm here for the posbang regardless of when the sun rose for our fellow mgobloggers. go blue!
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Saw the Highlights||
great hands, great wheels, go blue!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Nobody Talks||
and in my prior life i can tell you there are plenty of witnesses to homicides and other dandy acts of humanity where the witnesses don't ever say a word. had a double execution in the middle of a crowded housing project - nobody would say a word and it was brutal and for all to see.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||One Missing - Triple OT vs. Illinois||
hat tip to all the ones mentioned so far, most of which i saw at least on TV. love the memories. but there's a sleeper that i don't think anyone has mentioned and that was the triple OT thriller against the illini in the big house. great game.
and one more - my last game as a student in 1983, of course against ohio and a victory. loved the feeling of being on the bench and walking off with the guys after the victory. sweet.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||1989 - I Was On the Field||
for that one vs. UCLA. greg robinson (YTGR) and his family are long-time friends. i had to be a bit muted about my michigan fandom, but yeah, that was a dandy in the rose bowl.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Magnus||
can you give us a roster on the glasgow household to see that impact? any women we should be recruiting there?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||How Deep to Look||
at his statement. without cynicism or guile, maybe that's not such a bad position. however, if he's thinking a few leaps ahead, he might just be posturing in a clever fashion.
of course we all wish horford stayed, but such is life.
happy saturday everyone.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks LSA 2000||
10.52 100 m is flying. go blue!
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I Could Use One||
of those in the barn, right next to the bio-diesel reactor we built. i just hope it doesn't mind when we mix in the sheep/goat/chicken scat in with our cow manure. one big happy family...
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Well Congrats WD||
but do tell, where shall thou go? what shall thou do?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I'm Late||
not dressed for the occasion, and need a nap. but i made it.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Oh! He Beat Me To It!||
like a guy diving on a bar tab, that guy jumped in front of me at the $2BB checkout lane. darn. maybe next time...
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Not Really 60 Days||
in WCJ, more like 6 and then work release, early release, tether and community corrections. he won't miss any school.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||The Outcome of Many Fights||
is that at some point the other guy is disabled. to me that meant they were usually knocked out. we are all able to use reasonable self defense for ourselves or in the defense of others. reasonable self defense includes knocking out our adversary in many such scenarios. no law is broken by being the winner of a fight as long as the force used was reasonable.
and you have a funny picture to be questioning the use of force...
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||Good for Hagelin||
but the habs are my #2 team behind the wings. i traded my jr. wings jersey for a canadiens jersey umpteen years ago at a silver stick tournament in toronto i loved them that much. oh well, go hagelin, go blue.
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||Oh, That is Funny||
mgobrewmom. +1 for very good humor.
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||So What Is the Problem With||
knocking somebody out? just becasue he was the (apparent) winner of a dispute doesn't make him the bad guy. otherwise some of us would've been in hot water any number of times.
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||Morning Headache||
like, 'everything he says is a lie. he's lying'. oh, man. i'm like the scarecrow and i need a brain.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||50 Cent Dropped His Purse||
and the lip balm made his hand slippery? what a wuss.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Thank You MichiganSports||
keep your head down, keep your powder dry.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||11 With Dad? Cool||
well i was 9, and went with my oldest brother and his then-girlfriend. we went to the old harper theatre in e. detroit near our house.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Love That Patton Photo||
like many of you who have parents of that era, my father served in WW II - P-51 pilot. may he rest in peace with all the vets.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||God Bless Our Vets||
past and present. so heroic and so many have given so much, including their lives, families and even their bodies.
nice to see brian's post with tom harmon's picture - it hangs in our fraternity, or at least it used to back in the day. go blue!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Like Who?||
and, for what?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I Get That||
and i played a boatload of football, and for a number of different OC's. i am sympathetic to that micro-second of hesitation if you're uncertain of your line calls. it's just that we couldn't get it done repeatedly on the most basic of bread and butter plays that were nothing fancy, simple iso's, powers, and the like. forget 2nd level blocking, we weren't getting it done on the first level.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Justin - You Homer||
it would be nice if you are correct. could turn out that way. prove all of us nay-sayers wrong.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'll Take a Shot at 'Why'||
while scheme is important, at some point there are only so many ways to run scoop/scrape/trap/cut/pass blocks and it comes down to mano-a-mano. we had two pro tackles on our O-line last year and we couldn't get it done on a painfully regular basis. so we all hope nus does great stuff and our O-line comes light years forward from where it was, but i wouldn't bet the mortgage on it just yet. without an O-line it would be hard to predict much sustained success against good teams.
edit: this was supposed to be a reply to yost's post #`13. don't know why it posted down here.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Football = Under||
b-ball = over.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe The Bigger Point||
is that there are some sports and leagues that are easier to like than others. you don't have the equivalent of 'maize rage' or the 'cameron crazies' at a run-of-the-mill pistons v. bucks game. instead you have piped in music trying to get people to make some 'noise' and 1/2 of the stadium is empty. we can all appreciate the skill and competence of the pros, but that is not a game that is going to garner much excitement, especially with anyone outside of their respective geographic area.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||The Great Pumpkin||
did not rise last night!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Data Point||
a regular asphalt 2-lane 55 mph highway road is around $500k/mile to pave and mark, so the difference in cost isn't as substantial as you might think. however the maintenance and longevity issues would be a problem.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Nada in the North||
got up @ 0300 hrs with a promise to the family to wake them if there was anything to see. crystal clear night and we live in a place where you can really see the milky way as the dusty-looking light cloud of innumerable stars. so i sat there for ~ 5 minutes and saw nothing. let the family sleep and re-bagged instead.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||One More Bumper Sticker||
from my alaska buddies who live near a place called homer, ak, also known as the 'end of the world'. i have visited them frequently in the 20+ years we've known each other. the sticker reads: homer, a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem'.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I'll Bite||
1. cheetah loses, unless man is pussy
2. we farm and have teeth, so we have a conflict of interest. regardless, i choose farmers over stuffy dudes.
3. a delicate dump, no guts, no glory. probably sprays the bathroom so unless you watched him go in there you don't even know about it.
4. opposite of #3, loud, laudatory grunts and high-fiving of self. bathroom window must stay open, fan on, and no lit matches near that space for at least 30 minutes.
5. i didn't get paid, so neither do they. and stay off my lawn and out of my corn fields while you're at it, or i'll get one of the bulls to chase you.
6. as has been said, they are 2 different things, so now you know.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||FIP = Felons In Possession?||
or maybe your summer visitors aren't that bad.
kind of like my favorite bumper sticker: if it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
i know, a bit dark, but there you have it.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Quick - Someone Give Blast Double||
his magic million points he had last weekend when his wife had a false alarm.
good luck and go blue!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Of The Many Blessings||
of living up north is the lack of light pollution. however in this instance they say that further south will be better because of the polar circumnavigation of this particular meteor storm - it'll be coming straight down on those of us up north but moving laterally grazing the whole sky as you get south.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||So Will OSU's New Recruiting||
promos be like those ads on TV for guys who have trouble with getting a heavy stream? 4 b-ball players in a convertible, passing a ball around, smiling, looking like the pee-happy version of thelma and louise?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Lots To Do to Induce Labor||
took mgowife snowshoeing with first one - she was 8 days late. there are other things (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) that can help. #3 was 12 days late though, and cost me football games against miami and houston since i couldn't travel. it happens....
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Origin of the Polar Vortex||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Misdirection! Reverse!||
he's sneaking around the other end of the line, and about to waltz right into yost - and you're going to miss it....
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Welcome and Go Blue||
nice way for a sunday in may to go.
anyone have the profile on this lad?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Laughing at That One||
but yeah, if points are based on kids, i think i get a 7 MM push. and i pray for more (kids, not points). they are a blessing. case in point - one of the steer got out today and me and my 4 youngest sons had a heck of a pincer movement to get him corraled and back in the pasture.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||He/His Wife Had a Baby||
yesterday, or so we think. so the mods graciously gave him a million but i think it might be like cinderella's pumpkin - at midnight the pumpkin goes away.
and while we're at it blast double, do tell about the baby, or was that just a (successful) ploy to get you big points?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||This Is Like Diner||
that move that came out in the 80's, a 'coming of age' movie where the one bride-to-be has to pass about a 200 question ultra-detailed sports trivia test to get married.
beloved mgowife has had to learn alot about football between our courtship and now our 5 boys, but would love to send her to this if we lived closer.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Let's Go To the Hops!||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||BrewMom - House on Fire?||
apparently not, or you're posting from a local shelter. hope new house is safe from the fire.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||News On New Wolverine?||
here's to mgowife and new child coming through like champs.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Home With the 5 Youngest||
kids, and it's snowing outside. will get barn chores done, then we'll do schooling, then if it dries up i might start plowing the corn field.
happy friday to all
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Mothra < Slippery Rock||
ditka wipes his nose with mothra, and poops her pupae (spellcheck hell, here i come)
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Not Judging||
only offering alternatives, from a former socal resident.
incidentally, lets hope the SD fire isn't near Mgobrewmom's new home.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Lots of Great Things||
to do even with kids in the house (we have 7) that don't include t.v. while living in socal. they can nap in the truck on your way to fish, swim, hike, go to malibu, seaworld, topanga, watch the fireworks, etc. and if the only time you have with mgowife is in the evening, like many of us, then spend it with her even if it's sitting on the couch reading next to each other, as opposed to hooked to the t.v. and of course walk over to the computer and post here once in a while.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||Eliminate the NBA||
rule change #1. after that you can worry about instant replay at a more relaxed pace.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||No TV Is a Solution||
time is precious and while i like the occasional diversion like anyone, t.v. is a time-sucker and there are many, many things to fill those time slots that are more worthwhile. even when we have it, we only watch a bit of college football on saturday's and about a quarter of the lions game (can't tolerate more than that), never a day's worth.
living in socal there are plenty of activities we used to engage in that were fun and didn't involve the box.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Chang-Kai-Sh*t Makes History!||
the cultural revolution begins! rolling thunder II, let the operations begin.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||No TV||
solves a lot of problems. must confess we get satellite for a few months during football season, but the other 8+ months/yr the box is dark.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Congrats on Baby & Epic Crib||
my advice is to keep having babies until the wood wears out ! go blue and blessings to you and your wife.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You Appreciate It More||
that you get to play the game the longer you play. i didn't contemplate that i would be playing football, much less in front of somewhere between 3K-20K people, on television, at that point in my life. i was also the benefactor of an OC who was a wizard who had played QB at wyoming and was a champ. i played TE/H-back and that was a feature position in his offense. and as strange as it may sound to sane people, i love to run block probably as much as i like catching the ball.
combine that with the comaraderie of playing with guys who you risk your lives for in your regular job, and short of the military it would be tougher to have a tighter bond with guys than that.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||NPSFL - Cops/Firemen||
most of our starters had played pro or major college ball, as had the starters from the teams we played like NYPD, LAPD, LA Fire, Miami, Phoenix and others. the games were played to raise money for various charities, many hundreds of thousands raised n that time. we played all over the country and got to play in some very cool stadiums like the coliseum and jack murphy (now 'qualcomm'). the rest of the details are some decent stories over a beer, but i won't clutter up the blog with them.
this was all after hockey at mich. incidentally, the only time i ever got knocked out was playing for the jr. wings against the windsor spitfires in the old windor arena. diving/sliding to stop a guy's break away attempt back in the days when the nets were pegged into the ice with 10" pegs. next thing i remember was waking up staring up at the lights, tucked way in the back of the net, with both coaches asking me if i was alright.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Concussion Can Come||
from whiplash, not just head-to-head/shoulder/etc trauma. to concuss the brain it merely has to float in the brain fluid and bounce off the inside of the skull. certainly cutting down on the head shots would help a lot though.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe It's Like Smoking||
where a few generations had to lose their parents to cancer (we did) before the connection is made between what someone does now, and what will happen to them in 30-50 years. all 5 of my sons play or want to when they are old enough, and i played until i was 41 yrs old. feel fine, no issues, but must admit i am thinking about it where before it would've never entered my mind.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Good Story re: Calendar Girl||
closest we ever got to getting in trouble was one time i took a test for one of the guys and as i was handing it in i got asked for my i.d. - to which i replied, didn't bring it, not going to the bar but a test, and i walked out. the real trouble came when my buddy choked and not only handed a test in, but handed it with MY name, albeit spelled wrong. i get a call the next a.m. and have no idea what they're talking about and leave town - but not before administering an a*& whipping to my idiot teammate.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Stats||
of various numbers. can't tell you why, but i just seemed to 'get' it. took a boatload of tests for my teammates, too, or in the alternative, sat around writing big answers so that 2-4 other people near me who suspiciously looked like my hockey playing teammates could see my answers.....
i'm way too old for that to come bite me back. most of the tests were on stone tablets.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Happy Mother's Day||
to all the moms.
we are treating beloved wife/mother to a day of no chores, cooking, etc. going to a play this afternoon. i am cooking a typical 40 egg scramble and we'll have bacon going too. will grill for family later tonight.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Meant The Princeton Kid||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||6' 2" 302 4.91||
if he's got his head right, might be a very good pick.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||No Longer Have That Email||
but would love to catch up on the details. invite you to shoot me one since I know you do have it and I can respond. working today as well, tuesday will be the end of an extraordinarily busy few months, stepping down to 'normal' busy after that.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||So Brew Mom||
how's that new house, and have you had to have it loused since the sparties left?!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Took 3 Middle Sons||
to their first tiger game down in detroit yesterday. told them of the story that their grandfather (my dad, of course) had told me of how he went to his first game when he and his family got their chores done early on the farm, one day in 1938, and drove down to briggs stadium (became tiger stadium) on dirt roads from rochester. we did the same yesterday, though our farm is much further away and we only had about 2 miles of dirt road before we got to pavement.
sunny and hot and had forgotten what that was like. they loved it. dinner with family last night. brought the boys back home this a.m.
go blue and happy weekend to you all
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Like That Scene From Beverly HIlls Cop||
in the strip bar with eddie murphy whose about to break up an armed robbery, who says, '[Justin]!, where you been?!?'
|9 weeks 1 day ago||According To Greenwhich||
mean time, as aligned with the astrological bodies and shooting the time space distance continum off the closest known quasar. or something like that.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||In Time to Get Milking,||
feed, egg gathering, water, etc done before we get into the car. we are in northern lower, though the oldest two were born in the UP. it snowed here briefly sunday and yesterday. this morning the big lake (michigan) had ice for miles, though it melted by mid-day with the sun out. normal year i am swimming in the big lake by the last week of may. i'll be lucky if i'm in the water by the last week of june. i so hope global warming is true...
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Taking My 3 Middle Sons||
to their first tiger game on thursday. we are driving down at 0-dark-hundred for the 1 pm start. weather should be warm (we still have a tiny bit of snow up here on the farm as of sunday), and it will be neat to show them the game and the stadium. they are all a pleasure to travel with.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I Nominate Bando||
for control of the kill switch. i trust his michigan instincts. as soon as the tourney strays too far from michigan's best interests, he'll zap it.
all in favor, say 'aye'.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Invisible Man on First||
man, i hadn't heard/seen that phrase since the glaciers receded from atop our beautiful state.
of the many blessings of having an above-average # of children, is the fact that there are always enough kids for baseball/football/basketball/soccer game. no t.v. either, so the kids go outside to have their fun. i tease my kids that the northern lower peninsula is the banana belt compared to the UP. i tell them between innings during baseball season in marquette the zamboni came out...
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Confession: We Left||
was there with one of my boys too and he was only 5 at the time. thinking of a 4 hour drive we left just at the start of the 4th.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||And How 'Bout Those Tigers?||
don't look now, but they have the second highest winning percentage in baseball right now, after putting a nice 8-2 road win together against KC.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Vino - Red||
nothing fancy. about to sit down to oldest daughter's homemade pizza and that is the best.
hello to who? baby on board? new recruit?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe I Should Have Been More Clear||
izzo may not, under any circumstances, touch my arrow. probably give me leprechan disease....
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The Kid's Sentencing Guidelines||
would likely be from 0-11 months in jail, although there would be a sigificant issue about his prior record. the judge can pick any number he/she wants in that range, but must cite 'substantial and compelling' reasons to exceed the guidelines. what is not disclosed to the public is his juvenile record - if he has one - but those offenses are counted in the scoring guidelines.
as mentioned above, there are no scoring guidelines for misdemeanors. this deal is very standard and appropriate from what i have gathered about the case.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||See That Green Arrow Just||
below my subject line? touch it. go ahead, it won't hurt. touch it again.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||Go To Your Room||
young man. you are grounded this weekend.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Silverdome - Less Than Optimal||
not a great stadium, though i did see the who, eddie money and the clash there one night - not so bad. i long for the days of tiger stadium when the lions played outdoors. i remember a game against the vikings when minnesota wore their road white jerseys and pants. it was snowing so hard during the game that all you could see was their purple helmets, and only just barely.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Love These Write-ups||
and agree that brent should've done alot more than 180 days for killing his buddy and then testing dirty while out on bond awaiting trial. seems to show a lack of true remorse, to say the least.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Talking Amongst Teammates||
or yelling it across the line of scrimmage. seems alot more offensive than a private conversation b/w an idiot and his GF.
and FWIW, two of my quiverfull have skin at least as dark as shakey jake's avatar.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Was It Voltaire||
who said, 'i deplore what you said, but i will fight to the death for your right to say it'? sterling is a world class [expletive], and as i have posted before, he deserves all the scorn he's getting, but the PC police need to let him be his own worst enemy, boycott his team, etc. banning him for life is silly. candidly, my dark-skinned teammates used the N-word and other racial slurs on a regular basis and it would almost cause me to wince, but it wasn't like we suspended them or even took note of it.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Paging All You Doubting Thomas||
types. last fall my one and only OP post concerned predictions about hockey coaches - babcock to michigan, berenson retires, griffins coach to the wings. all you guys (or gals) that were negative on that, perhaps my team sources were correct, eh?
lets go red wings! go blue!
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Giving New Meaning to OT||
we are so far out of season, so far off topic. someone get us a GPS to get back home.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Not A Violation of Fed Law||
to tape a conversation that you are part of, without disclosing the taping. don't remember the Cal law on that, but think that is okay too. would not be a violation of Mich law.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Went To Grad School||
with his nephew back in the '80's. sterling was, shall we say, 'unique' back then too. and how creepy is it that he's dating some woman that's got to be 40+ years his junior, and they are talking about her schtooping other guys. he deserves the shame and scorn coming his way.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Not Only That||
but the horse it rode in on!
blessings to you and your family this very difficult day.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||You're On a Roll||
detroit blue. congrats to you and your wife. being a parent exceeds all other occupations as you are undoubtedly finding out as your brood grows.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Baby On Board||
enjoy the little one and congratulations.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Oops - Don't Count Chickens||
before they're hatched. here come the twinkies with 4 runs in the 6th, and guys still on base. i remember when todd jones was our reliever and no lead was safe his last 2 years. then we had the same thing with senior smoke. now we have a whole bullpen of pain. nearly lost an 8-1 lead to the chisox the other night. and we had a previous 10-1 lead tonight, going away...
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Congrats On Baby||
and give him/her credit for letting you take the final before their entrance into the world
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I Remember That Fire||
was like an 'end times' look to the sky. my bro-in-law is head of SDFD's USAR (urban search and rescue unit) and his station is right next door to your new neighborhood. i was always happily surprised that more lives weren't lost in that one. \
enjoy your new digs. i don't miss socal, but i do miss some of the wonderful friends and family that still remain.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Sparty Home?||
you'll have to have the place exterminated!
how could you do such a thing brewmom? oh, the shame, the shame!
where is it (in general terms), i used to live in s.d.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I Think I Predate Those Folks||
we were the managers back then, the bouncers, the bartenders, it was a good time to be a college athlete.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||We Bounced||
our way through school at charlie's long before we were 21. and tended bar. and i never had a coach give me static about it.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly Parallels||
the old, 'kissing leads straight to heroin' worry.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||ReJoice||
as much as we love michigan, there are many more things to be thankful for. for instance, thank God you're not a buckeye - now that would be way, way bad.
|11 weeks 5 hours ago||10-1 Shots Lead||
and finally score on the power play. Lets Go Red Wings!