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|1 day 21 hours ago||can we list the things that teenage||
recruits are thinking about two days before the 4th of July? Here's a stab...
1. skimpy bathing suits;
2. beach/fireworks/parades/family/ etc.
157. random sports radio interview between two guys that don't like each other.
this may be a topic of discussion today, but it has no staying power as a "story"; no one is going to still be talking about this in August, or November, or February.
|1 week 1 day ago||don't forget another gem of the northern lower||
which is the Pigeon River country; lots of great forestland there, and ample fishing opportunities. this guy pieced together a ~22 mile three day hike... http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/497189
but there are lots of trails you could take...http://www.michigantrailmaps.com/member-profile/3/84/
|1 week 1 day ago||seconded||
was going to suggest the loop that involves Chapel Falls & Mosquito Beach as well; you can do a simple three day (2 night) hike starting at the trailhead to the Chapel Rock area backcountry campground (stay the night), then hiking along the gorgeous shoreline cliffs for a day to Mosquito River campground (stay the night), then hiking back to the trailhead the next day.
used to lead intro-hiking trips with 6th graders on that loop, and it is both very simple, and stunningly beautiful; Lake Superior is cold, but swimmable at Mosquito beach too.
|1 week 2 days ago||will always give a +1 for||
a Caddyshack reference
|1 week 3 days ago||I mean...||
"Hail to the Victor!" #amirite? #names
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||original designs||
for Super Mario were also recently revealed to have been drawn on graph paper (because, of course they were):
|2 weeks 6 days ago||you stay classy||
you stay classy there NoDak fan
|3 weeks 2 days ago||$607.||
that's all the film made on it's opening weekend; granted it was only on 10 screens nationwide, but still... six hundred and seven dollars on the opening weekend for a $25 million dollar film
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Bloomberg did...||
...a fantastic job laying out Blatter's modus operandi in a piece last month, and I'm assuming if you are on this thread you've also seen John Oliver's FIFA segment from last summer before the world cup; here's the bloomberg piece, which is definitely worth 10 minutes of your time: http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-sepp-blatter-fifa/
|7 weeks 2 days ago||terribly sorry Brian||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'm of the same opinion...||
...that it is most likely he'll get a site and a podcast going rather quickly, and that several Grantlanders will follow in the not-too-distant future... the cost of entry to put up an independent site and record podcasts is so low (esp. for guys like that), that the only reason he might hold off would be to see what offers he gets from other outlets to set up shop with them
Here's a decent write-up on the revenue side of the negotiations between ESPN and Simmons; esp. interesting was the effect their contract negotiations with Simmons were perceived to set an untenable bar for when they have to re-up with Cowherd, et al. http://thebiglead.com/2015/05/08/bill-simmons-espn-hbo-fox-six-million/
|7 weeks 6 days ago||sorry, but yeah||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Charleston is great||
I've been twice in the past few years, and would second the comments above re: the beautiful homes and historic buildings in the city (a walk/run around the southern tip of the historic down town near White Point Garden, etc. is quite nice). If you can get out there, it would be great to visit Folly Beach (you can surf there, or just enjoy the sun and waves with a beverage or three), and I'd also recommend a visit to the SC Aquarium (http://scaquarium.org/), and Fort Sumter, of course, is good for dose of history. Have a great trip!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||yup...||
i hit reply and then read your last sentence, which is what I was going to say anyway; Ace has touched on that further down the thread, more capably than I probably could.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||just have to go on record here...||
When someone testifies or contributes to a police report after having directly witnessed an event, their testimony/statement is not "hearsay." That is direct witness testimony.
[pulls out legal dictionary]
"Hearsay Rule - a rule that declares not admissible as evidence any statement other than that by a witness while testifying at the hearing and offered into evidence to prove the truth of the matter stated. ...If, for example, a witness's statement as to what he heard another person say is elicited to prove the truth of what the other person said, it is hearsay;"
|8 weeks 2 days ago||respectfully disagree; imho that is entirely the issue||
I am appreciative of Ace's viewpoint as it places Clark's saga in the overall context of whether the response of the league or its teams and the attention they give to domestic violence after the Ray Rice investigation/suspension is credible or merely lip service.
From my perspective, the Seattle Times piece and Ace's commentary here is a pretty clear indication that, at least in this instance, the team has bungled its handling of the issue in a way that calls into question (at a minimum) their ability to credibly state that they are approaching domestic violence issues with all appropriate attention & seriousness. what shows through in both pieces is that, in a day and age when archival footage, background checks, and in-depth character interviews are S.O.P. for high-level draft picks, the Seahawks did a cursory job, at best, in looking into a known domestic violence issue with one of the highest picks on its draft board.
So not only is it an unnecessary PR disaster for all involved, it demonstrates that the domestic violence issue appears to be a low-level concern for one of the higher-profile teams in the league, even in the aftermath of Ray Rice; that, to me, is worthy of attention (assuming one is interested in reducing the number of incidents of domestic violence)
|8 weeks 3 days ago||you serious Clark?||
wonder if the UA meeting had a hand in the Brown choice, given his emphasis on Adidas schools
|9 weeks 2 days ago||yes, it was definitely not a "snub"||
Hackett cited a desire to have Michigan Stadium ready for the football team’s Sept. 12 home opener against Oregon State."
|9 weeks 3 days ago||THIS||
"it's the playoffs, both sides get away with stuff you would see get whistled back in December." this is exactly the point. welcome to playoff hockey Mr. Cooper
|9 weeks 6 days ago||i dig it... also moderately clever under the circumstances:||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||"off limits for the show"||
is 100% correct; there is zero chance that the attorneys for HBO, the University, or Winston would allow rape allegations to be a part of the segment/broadcast
|9 weeks 6 days ago||it was definitely this||
BBC piece on Wolverines: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150421-the-truth-about-wolverines?ocid=fbert
|12 weeks 1 day ago||how's the old saying go?||
"the media is only as liberal as the conservative businesses that run it"...
|12 weeks 6 days ago||very well might do that...||
but it's a long drive down from TC; my two young boys want to run the field a bit though, so hopefully I can convince my better half... if we go, I'll definitely bring it
|12 weeks 6 days ago||after changing the Crable & Desmond plays||
...this would have been mine too; Dusty Mangum slips or Shazor hits it for a block... one of the single best games I've ever attended, but the alumni bus back to the hotel afterwards was full of sad.
worth mentioning that the Texas fans were classy and a joy to watch the game with; i remember talking to a couple of them and we were all just amazed to be watching such a great contest; will be forever bummed at that kick though...
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Shawn Crable||
...hits Troy Smith legally and in bounds
|12 weeks 6 days ago||1980's childhood artifact|
|13 weeks 2 days ago||wondering if this year, they could buy into||
an older rallying cry...
theTeam. theTeam. theTeam.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||ixna the opta otopha||
while the bottom photo looks like one of the Detroit zoo's wolverines, the top one is definitely a badger
|13 weeks 3 days ago||European vs. American||
I'm not getting into a debate over whether local soccer teams should copy chants/TIFOs, etc. from europe, but I do think there are plenty of ways to use the rampant and nearly unending enthusiasm from europe's soccer clubs as an inspiration and adapt it for our purposes here;
example/random thought: back in the late '90's (yes, get off my lawn you whippersnapper) we used to really be able to get into other team's heads at Yost with a ton of chants that I haven't heard in the games I've been able to catch when I come back into AA, and those kinds of chants can be really fun (and don't necessarily have to entail vulgarity, although at times it is fun/useful, esp. if it is cleverly done) and by the end of the season, could be really effective; there has to be more creativity in the student body these days than simply ramping up the cursing to the Nth degree in old chants; for instance, given a summer and a full season of home games to perfect it, I bet it would possible to get at least the whole student section to sing a derogatory song about the buckeye defense, or make up some chants about opposing quarterbacks, etc.
that is one thing that I do think these local soccer clubs (see Detroit City FC, for example) have over UM student fans, is that they are really good about creating and organizing their chants/songs. Some may say that it takes too much effort, or is too hard to put all the pieces together, and I would simply remind those people that they will have ample opportunity to sit on the sidelines and then maybe later join in with the chants/songs and make themselves better after the winners have put it all together for them (#harbaugh);
you're free to downvote, etc., but just set aside your reflexive opposition for a moment and try to imagine the buckeyes or sparty entering through the tunnel and being greeted with something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw0lWaGADkE (minus the ACDC); or picture what it would be like to have the entirety of Michigan Stadium singing The Victors or incessantly making fun of Cardale Jones, etc. with chant after chant (without the band (btw, #IlovetheMMB) or any rawk music interrupting), over and over and over...
if you've ever watched the band, post-game, and joined in to sing the Yellow and Blue, you know there is something there... I, for one, think it could be cool to see what can be done with that kind of thing, and perhaps make our home field a menacing and mentally tough place to come play for opponents