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|21 hours 28 min ago||I guess||
One can complain about various ways to slice the MSAs, but a 15-point differential at the top is pretty damn impressive. Ann Arbor is a special place.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Colorado||
My wife and daughter saw one near the Continental Divide west of Boulder on Friday. Sightings in these parts are still fairly rare, but increasing.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Iowa||
Circled with red magic marker. Everything before is winnable (note, I dd not say "easy"). Win at Iowa City too and the trip into Scumbus is for all the marbles.
Amir, thanks. I showed this straightforward guide to the MGoBride and she asked "so what's the plan for (us going to) Iowa?"
|2 days 1 hour ago||Ugh||
It doesn't get much sadder than this. So sorry for the young men and their families.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Ted Danson||
Was awful in Saving Private Ryan, a movie that otherwise was noteworthy for the great acting. His performance seemed not just bad, but jarringly so.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Yes thanks||
Hate when the Y-axis isn't consistent. Chalk and cheese.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Sure||
I'm chomping at the bit. Unless you're inferring something else.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Haloscan||
Freakbass. Cooler poopers
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Man,||
Serially. count me into the Draftageddon, um, haters.
But that pic of Darboh is pretty badass.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Churchill||
I think would be number one for me. Robert Oppenheimer would be on the list too.
And maybe someone infamous, like Lee Harvey Oswald. Or JonBenet Ramsey, just so I could hear the truth.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well done||
Xtra. Fresh AK sockeye is the best.
I've been on an extended overseas biz trip and am hoping there will be some good AK sockeye still in season when I return later this week. I usually do 50 lbs/year on the smoker (throw it on the Weber Smokey Mountain, then vacuum seal and freeze). At 50 lbs, the bride and I get one side of salmon (give or take) per week, which is awesome when we can't really think of what to have for dinner. If you smoke it right (I can share my recipe here sometime if there is interest) it freezes and tastes nearly as good as right out of the smoker, even 10-12 months later.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well done!||
I'd change #3 to "Sharty" though.
Not only does it play off the S in Spartan, but in the pantheon of bad metabolic stuff, that one is definitely worse.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||1968 World Series||
My mother was a closet Cardinals fan (she grew up in southern Illinois and then later, after her baseball allegiance was apparently formed, Highland Park) and she had a poster that was made for the Series that had a picture of a cardinal keeping a tiger in a bird cage. She always said she'd give it to me--no idea what happened to it, but things went our way that year and even though I was in early grade school, I became a lifelong, diehard Tiger fan.
I mentioned in another thread that my first game at Tiger Stadium was opening day, 1966. I was very, very young, but I remember it nonetheless. My dad and I sat in the right field grandstands and I remember it being very cold. So really, that qualifies as my earliest sports memory, but it's nice to mention mom in some of these threads.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||By the way||
OP, that 1984 Game 5 World Series game is a great one to remember. I was there. We sat in the last row of the lower deck bleachers, at the very depths of center field. I don't think anyone was further from the plate than we were, but we were giddy to be there. When Gibson hit that homer we all had to watch and see his reaction to find out whether it was fair or foul because we couldn't see where it went. When we saw the triumphant arms-raised "I did it!" leap at first base we knew it was over.
After the game my buddies and I (we were 22) vaulted the fence and stood in the outfield taking it all in. That was my senior year at Michigan.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That||
Is a great memory.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe||
I'm too much of an optimist, but Manuel mentioning fixing the MSU/OSU home/away situation gives me hope that he thinks ND won't be a problem because the other scheduling is going to be addressed. It could just be that something is in the works.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||There were||
A lot of guys who hit it over right. Left, only 4, and only one was a Tiger. (Fielder). I remember Frank Howard and Harmon Killibrew. Pretty sure there was one other though.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I agree||
I think cantilevering decks is bad for fans. Maybe 1 or 2% of fans had to sit behind poles at Tiger Stadium, and that was just for the games that were 100% sold out. At the same time, now pretty much all the seats are further away. I read a stat at one time which (admittedly I haven't re-checked for "voracity," but it is consistent with my observations) that at the new Comiskey, the closest seats in the upper deck are further away than the last row were in the old. So they've eliminated sitting behind a pole for a small percentage of fans in a handful of games, while degrading the experience for everyone else.
I like the new amenities as well as everyone else (hell, when I was going to Tiger Stadium in the 80s you couldn't even get a real beer--but that's another matter), and no question that Tiger Stadium suffered from decades of deferred maintenance--especially after the city took it over. But from a fan perspective, nothing now compares to the intimacy of the old stadium. That's why Wrigley and Fenway will probably live another 50 years.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I remember that||
I remember that. Left field roof shots were pretty rare there given the distances. That was a monster blast.
I remember Paul Carey calling Kirk Gibson's right field roof shot in 1983. He couldn't figure out what happened. "Where did it go?" Some one elsewhere, off mic --probably Ernie--said "out!" Paul, amazed said "out!?? Out!!!"
My dad saw Babe Ruth hit one over the right field roof--which was a single deck at the time, but the ball reportedly flew 500 feet and landed on Cherry Street--a mammoth home run.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Great news||
Thanks for posting. I'll definitely watch it.
I sat behind a pole at Tiger Stadium just to see the Bird. I was fortunate enough to see probably over a hundred games at Tiger Stadium, beginning with opening day 1966, and ending with the 3rd or 4th last game there ever, in 1999. Along with game 5, 1984, seeing the Bird ranks right up with some of my favorite experiences in that hallowed place.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Two Words:||
Happy birthday, USA. I am proud to be an American.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Mensch||
They should have just put "Mensch" on Wallenberg's stamp. I'd heard about him walking the razor's edge in saving 10-20-100 people at-a-time. Sometimes an entire railroad car or two of people. But the whole parallel ghetto story I hadn't heard of, and it is really inspiring as an act of both courage and ingenuity. He has my vote for "greatest Michigan Man of all time." Thanks for the write up Seth.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously||
I'm ok with all the profanity here--I even use it myself from time to time. But that scarlet is over the line. This is a respectable blog.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||You know, by God,||
I actually pity those poor bastards we're going up against.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||You can imagine where it goes from here||
He fixes the cable?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||That's why||
(IIRC) in the US Navy, the Royal Navy is referred to as "the senior service."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I am||
So blessed to be a dad. Two memories:
My son: we went to the first MI-Penn State gsme, which must have been 1993, and it was in State College. He and I slept in the car Fri PM in one of the RV lots, before we were to meet up with friends. I got out of the car at 5am to use the bathroom and accidentally locked him in with the engine running. He was 2. Lot of drama ensued, with the Penn State cops using a slim jim to get him out. We won the game on a goal line stand. My son now lives in Madison and is doing great. He wants to head off to grad school soon--Ross is at the top of his list.
I used to ask the kids every day at dinner, "tell me three things you learned in school today." My wife just discovered an assignment my daughter did when she was in about the first grade. It reads: "every day when I come home from school my dad asks me what I learned that day. It's really getting on my nerves." That's the MGoJunior. She has a 3.8.
Happy Father's Day dads--and especially those of you who are on your way. You're in for the greatest adventure of your life.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's still worth it||
For my daughter, who is attending out-of-state in a STEM program. But for a lot of majors, the return soon will be negative, if it isn't already.
It's unfortunate that greater access to loans and aid has driven this, but IMO that's what's happened: Expanded access to money has made it easier for universities to pass cost increases on. Classic example of a well intentioned policy bringing unintended consequences. I don't know what the solution is--I would hate to see people shut out of education due to ability to pay (were that the case it is certainly foreseeable that one of those students could go on to develop a cure for cancer, or figure out how to harness nuclear fusion, but instead might be doing something far less productive). I guess at some point the return just won't be there and then neither will be the students.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Bowling, driving around...||
The occasional acid flashback.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||+1||
To whichever of you Tennessee Wolverines had the flag the writer mentioned. Well done.