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|9 hours 41 min ago||I watched quite a few games||
I watched quite a few games last year on "spider cam." Not having the announcers actually made many games bearable that otherwise would not have been. I highly recommend it, whether you have cable or not.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Interesting to me he's so||
Interesting to me he's so down on Kugler. The fact that Cole ran with the ones during Glasgow's suspension doesn't really mean much IMO. Cole will play left tackle, and Glasgow has positional flexibility. Kugler has looked pretty good to my eyes, minus getting blown up once or twice against Willie Henry. If Kugler can be decent at center, that opens up a lot of possibilities and adds some insurance if one of the other guys (probably Braden) struggles, or, knock on wood, injuries/suspensions happen.
|1 week 1 day ago||The race for the podium spots||
The race for the podium spots are going to be interesting, well for this at least (Quintana probably had second locked up). Lots of guys right around each other on time and about the same level.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah, he and BMC have both||
Yeah, he and BMC have both publicly stated that the podium is the goal, not winning. I think they know tejay just doesn't have the firepower to beat the very best guys, especially with no long ITT this year. He also doesn't have a strong enough team to go on the offensive and he's too close on time for the leaders to let him get away on a solo attack.
|1 week 1 day ago||As much as we love tough||
As much as we love tough guys, I wish cycling backs off the continue at all costs culture a little. There's no way a guy who bonked his head off a telephone pole like that should be allowed to continue descending mountain roads at 60mph without getting checked out first.
Thomas ended up being fine, but Chris Horner, for example finished a whole stage a few years back without knowing where he was.
|1 week 1 day ago||They scream doping for every||
They scream doping for every tour winner. All too easy to assume cheating when your guy isn't winning, given cycling's history.
|1 week 1 day ago||Favors tejay as far as not||
Favors tejay as far as not getting dropped. No way he rides anyone off his wheel doing steady tempo though. Froome and the sky train are also good at riding tempo on steady inclines. The only real chance anyone has is attacking them on the steeps and there just aren't that many kms above 10% left to go. Most of the guys behind him will probably be looking to protect their positions and fighting for a podium spot instead of really working together to crack Froome and sky from here on out. Hope I'm wrong, but that's been how tours with one dominant rider/team have gone done for years now.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nope, his problem is he's||
Nope, his problem is he's trying to do the Giro, Tour double and is virtually impossible to peak for both. He was just as dominant for the Giro. Hell, he even looked pretty good last tour despite doing the giro, before he crashed out.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||At least it's not Dominos,||
At least it's not Dominos, amirite?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The voluntary program is an||
The voluntary program is an above and beyond standard that many teams choose to adhere to. The governing body's testing is most definitely not voluntary. Low cortisone levels are legitimately caused by inhalers, which are legal to use, which is why the official rules allowed him to race.
I'm not going to say everyone's clean, but the level of doping controls that have been implemented recently are above and beyond just about any other sport (Google "biological passport"). I understand people being skeptical with cycling's history, but to assume nothing's changed since the Land era is really unfair.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Poor damn Tony Martin. At||
Poor damn Tony Martin. At least he got his day (s) in yellow. Looks like he'll officially be the yellow jersey since he technically is a DNS for tomorrow and not a DNF for today.
Also, Sagan must be kicking himself for signing with Saxo. He turns himself inside out and saves Contador's tour twice, but can't get even one guy on the team to lead him out.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||They should be fine in the||
They should be fine in the TTT. They're in the team lead largely on their good individual results on the prologue TT.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||The yelp segment had me||
The yelp segment had me crying. I can't wait for him to be back on the air.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Tour de France is my go to||
Tour de France is my go to crutch for this time of year. Goes all through July, meaning it takes you pretty much from end of NHL/NBA playoffs to when fall camp starts and news from that starts trickling out.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||The "except in all things||
The "except in all things that negatively impact Michigan" is implied.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||Day hiking is one thing, but||
Day hiking is one thing, but to me wilderness is implied when it comes to backpacking, otherwise what's the point? If you can drive right up to the campsites and just as easily go home and sleep in your own bed and come back the next day, you're really just going through the motions for the sake of it. It is a great local trail for a tune up before a trip though. Another one in the area is the Potowatomi trail. It's nice that it's a loop (with cut offs if need be), downside is you have to share with mountain bikers, which can get pretty annoying on the weekends.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Porcupine mountains are my||
Porcupine mountains are my favorite. There's a great loop that runs 4-5 days that let's you get a great sampling of Northern Michigan wilderness. You get a night on the lake superior coast, one by a babbling stream, one by a gorgeous inland lake (Lake of the Clouds or Mirror Lake), and on top of a Appalachianesque escarpment. If you plan ahead, you might even be able to add a night in one of the cabins spread out through the park. Since it's a State Park, not a National Park, there are fewer rules and no permits required. If you're feeling adventurous you can even venture of trail and disperse camp outside of the established sites.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Close, sure, but it's hardly||
Close, sure, but it's hardly a wilderness experience.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Kind of?||
There's no kind of about it.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Blue Tractor is decent in||
Blue Tractor is decent in general, but their brisket is pretty hit or miss. Once I went and it was great, second time was more like roast beef (and not the good kind either). If you can settle for pork, most stuff there is pretty good.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||As someone married to a||
As someone married to a college administrator, I can tell you that this isn't the case,at least not until you get very high up the good chain. Everywhere my wife had worked had been extremely short staffed and the expectation is for people to work nights and weekends indefinitely.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||Don't forget about their||
Don't forget about their current douchebag coach.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Admit it, you guys are just||
Admit it, you guys are just covering for Ace and his carpal tunnel ridden hands.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Unless they totally change||
Unless they totally change the formula, it will be an open world with maybe certain separate areas you access for specific quests.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||If you're even remotely||
If you're even remotely interested in the fantasy RPG genre, I would go get Witcher 3 today. It's a masterpiece, you will not regret it.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||"Harbaugh even offered up||
"Harbaugh even offered up Michigan's cavernous indoor practice facility, the Al Glick Field House, and the team's weight room to help the Ultimate team prepare for regionals."
That is just awesome.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Run game is expected to be a||
Run game is expected to be a struggle at this point, as is QB. The spring game format definitely didn't help things. I think people are freaking out more about WRs because that position is more based on individual athleticism vs chemistry and timing.
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My first ever triple post
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|15 weeks 6 days ago||Sadly, if he continues to do||
Sadly, if he continues to do well on the field, he'll continue to have his pick of top recruits. See exhibit A: Nick Saban and Alabama.