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|10 hours 30 min ago||Here's some "Peter Puck"||
to help you (the video is a little out-of-date, as it still shows the center line, which was removed from hockey over a decade ago):
|11 hours 36 min ago||The word "frenzy"||
makes me think "panic!".
So much for sleep tonight...
|14 hours 50 min ago||It really is surprising||
to learn they've never met. Not even once, all the way back to 1869. Wow.
|14 hours 58 min ago||Modern Judaism||
now allows one to call their own personal sunset time?
|1 day 5 hours ago||First American winner||
at Boston since U of M's Greg Meyer did it in 1983.
Not one to brag, but I ran with (actually way behind, anyway) Greg in high school, he was a teammate and classmate of mine at GR West Catholic.
Great runner and great guy!
|2 days 5 hours ago||"The art of pitching"||
You're not possibly Jimbo Price, are you?
I only logged in at this hour (up for an extra early shift at work) because as soon as I turned the TV on a short while ago while sipping my coffee, I saw Sierra Romero's 3rd inning HR.
WOW!!---I don't think I've ever seen a ball get out so fast! She hit a rope that I thought might be in the gap but it cleared the fence in left-center without ever probably being more than 10-to-12 feet off the ground. That ball was just screaming!
|3 days 23 hours ago||Ben-Gay Ointment||
back in my day. Do they still make that stuff?
|3 days 23 hours ago||What?!||
No mention yet of KCP?
|4 days 17 hours ago||No need for "thanks".||
Posbanging, on the other hand, is strongly encouraged!
|4 days 17 hours ago||My dad (Miss ya, Dad!)||
taught me a lot about gardening. He almost always had peas in the ground by April 1st, followed soon after by cabbage, broccoli, and/or cauliflower. Most of the other stuff had to wait until early-to-mid May in the GR area, later yet the further north one lives.
|4 days 17 hours ago||You||
|4 days 17 hours ago||now down to||
|4 days 17 hours ago||LOL||
I could totally see myself doing something like that if skype had existed 3 decades ago.
|6 days 10 hours ago||You want an||
I'll give you one:
|6 days 11 hours ago||I will give you a +1 for the mentions of tomorrow night's||
30 For 30 on the Bad Boys. Looking forward to seeing that, those Pistons of the 80's (Chuck Daly, Zeke, Laimbeer, Mahorn, Rodman, Vinnie, etc)---so much fun to watch.
The Bad Boys were to the NBA what the Hanson Brothers were to hockey.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Joanie||
doesn't love Chachi any more, so maybe Erin Moran would be willing to take Josh Smith off the Piston's hands for you.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Nobody?||
OK. Here's the answer:
The "Tommies" is the former nickname of Aquinas College in GR.
I don't remember the year, but it had to be late 70's/early 80's that Aquinas changed to the "Saints" after black athletes that played on some of their few athletic teams reportedly were being called "Uncle Toms".
That being the case, I have no problem with the name change. Just didn't care for 'Saints', too "Holy Roller-ish" for me.
I spent my first year in college there back in '74-75 on scholarship. Nice school, just not what I was looking for, though. Besides, living at home in GR and commuting, while cheap, wasn't what I wanted as a student at that point in my life. Had to get out of the "nest"...
Calvin College was somewhat a "rival" back then. Campuses were probably less than 5 miles apart.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Looks like Coach Nuss||
has been assigned to recruit Albuguergue and Washingont, among other areas.
|1 week 6 hours ago||What happens in Mt. Pleasant||
to the Chips might fire them up---but I don't think them falling will haave any effect on Michigan's basketball prospects.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Go||
Tommies! (Let's see who remembers which GR-area college used to have that nickname. I know, having attended there as a freshman.)
|1 week 1 day ago||Sorry to read of your loss,||
UMxWolverines---it sounds like you were blessed with a very special Grandmother.
You've been very fortunate to have lived within 3 miles of her for so very long; I can identify closely with that, as I lived just a mile from my maternal grandparents from the age of 2 until 20. My siblings and I saw Grandma and Grandpa at least once a week and sometimes almost daily up until they both retired from farming and had time to travel and winter in Florida. They were there for every major milestone of my life up until they passed away in '77 and '83---I am still fortunate enough to have very vivid memories of them (not to mention that they both show up--very vividly, too---occasionally in my dreams).
So count your blessings, there is nothing quite as special as a closer-than-usual bond with Grandparents. Now I'm reliving that closeness with my 5-yr-old Granddaughter and I absolutely adore her. Better yet, I think she feels the same towards me! Not at all unlike the bond between you and your dear Grandma...
|1 week 2 days ago||I sure wish I knew,||
at this late hour, where to find that "applause" gif I've seen so frequently around here. You deserve it, Texigander,for calling out (with attitude) the negative nellie-ness that too often permeates so many threads.
And no, I'm not going to say that Coach Hoke and his staff should be immune to criticism. While there is definitely room for improvement, in some areas more than others, to paint Hoke and his staff as a bunch of incompetents in player development is to ignore the many, many successes they have had in coaxing improvement from so many.
We have seen some staff changes (the greatest of them, of course, being the change in Offensive Coordinators) in the off-season; I'm eager to see (and optimistic!) some real improvement in several areas.
|1 week 2 days ago||I completely agree with Beilein||
and I thank you for posting this. I don't know how many times this past season I saw blocking calls that penalized good defense. Because I can't print the words of my typical reaction without labeling this "NSFW", here's my reaction on days I was somewhat under control:
|1 week 2 days ago||Sorry. Foreign or Domestic,||
I'm not buying what the OP is selling by changing the title.
|1 week 2 days ago||+1 to Blue in DC||
because you did a great job of being sarcastic and didn't have to use the "/s".
|1 week 2 days ago||Hurry right in||
one and all!
|1 week 2 days ago||And now||
a GRAND SLAM by pinch-hitter Sara Driesenga on a full-count pitch!
10 runs in so far this inning, now 14-0 MICHIGAN!!!
|1 week 2 days ago||But State couldn't bring those runners||
in to score---again.
Michigan now blowing it wide open in the top of the 7th: 2-run homer, followed by a solo shot, and several hits later, it's 10-0 and two runners on.
|1 week 2 days ago||Very true,||
and while I do know the difference between "looking ahead to" and "looking forward to", I still feel neither.
I don't want to hijack this thread any further right now other than to say I'm seriously considering skipping the home opener for the first time in over 30 seasons; instead may just go and tailgate on the golf course all day.
|1 week 2 days ago||You're leaving out||
those of us smoking things other than crack or meth.
Let me roll one up and pass it around . I'll then either get really hungry and grab some munchies, or feel like I'm in the huddle and be able to foretell what this team is going to do.
Then again I might just giggle a lot and forget what we're discussing...