this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 week 3 days ago||the silence||
of 106,000 people, contrasted with the jubilance of the CU fans, was, quite simply, unforgettable.
and no one left... for the longest time, an entire stadium stood there, just stunned
it was the worst
|1 week 3 days ago||indeed...||
anyone around ann arbor playing on a regular basis? http://www.usquidditch.org/
we just played with a group of 9-10 year olds for my son's birthday, and it was pretty awesome
|1 week 3 days ago||TP||
...throwing was an art as well, since you had to try to ensure that the roll unfurled properly as it descended... you never wanted to have a 2' tail and a roll that just flew threw the air without trailing down. when lots of people in the endzones got their throws just right, it was truly a sight to behold
i really do miss those days in the stadium. TD celebrations, especially in big games against big opponents (OSU et al) felt momentous in a way that marshmallows (and certainly pompoms) never really could.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||in Hog country||
...just like up here in the northern climes, you have to find the right people. I moved from Saline to Little Rock in '88, and got to experience Michigan fan-dom down south (in what used to be Southwest Conference territory) and found that all my high-school friends and folks who ended up going to Fayetteville for school tended to be good ol' fashion football fans, with a good dose of realism not unlike those of us who are long-term denizens of this blog... plus, if you go down there in a couple of years, you should really make it a point to enjoy the local grilling expertise, as these guys (and others like them) are quite skilled in the art of putting flesh on a grill and making it taste incredibly good:
E(xcelling in the)
|3 weeks 5 days 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.
|4 weeks 5 days 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/
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||will always give a +1 for||
a Caddyshack reference
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||I mean...||
"Hail to the Victor!" #amirite? #names
|5 weeks 4 days ago||original designs||
for Super Mario were also recently revealed to have been drawn on graph paper (because, of course they were):
|6 weeks 3 days ago||you stay classy||
you stay classy there NoDak fan
|6 weeks 6 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
|8 weeks 5 days 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/
|10 weeks 6 days ago||terribly sorry Brian||
|11 weeks 3 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/
|11 weeks 3 days ago||sorry, but yeah||
|11 weeks 5 days 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!
|11 weeks 6 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.
|11 weeks 6 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;"
|11 weeks 6 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)
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||you serious Clark?||
wonder if the UA meeting had a hand in the Brown choice, given his emphasis on Adidas schools
|12 weeks 6 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."
|13 weeks 7 hours 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
|13 weeks 3 days ago||i dig it... also moderately clever under the circumstances:||
|13 weeks 3 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
|13 weeks 3 days ago||it was definitely this||
BBC piece on Wolverines: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150421-the-truth-about-wolverines?ocid=fbert
|15 weeks 5 days ago||how's the old saying go?||
"the media is only as liberal as the conservative businesses that run it"...
|16 weeks 3 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
|16 weeks 3 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...
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Shawn Crable||
...hits Troy Smith legally and in bounds