I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 hour 42 min ago||These things never work out||
These things never work out in a pat way. It is more likely that if Brown is out, Texas ends up with Will (don't call me Zook) Muscamp, and Texas fans are absolutely apopletic.
|2 hours 42 min ago||This rumor just won't quit.||
This rumor just won't quit. Are Auburn fans behind this?
|7 hours 15 min ago||Gallon had a great year,||
Gallon had a great year, statistically one of the best ever for a Michigan receiver, but I would have to go with Gardner for the MVP. Heart and soul of the team.
|7 hours 24 min ago||Oh man, what happened to the||
Oh man, what happened to the Half-Ass? Probably ate there 50 times my Freshman year.
|7 hours 30 min ago||That's a good point--the||
That's a good point--the assumption is that Clemson/OU send more folks to Miami/New Orleans. Would be interested to see whether historic BCS ticket sales bear that out. (Just on the basis of sheer proximity, I would tend to accept the premise.)
|8 hours 17 min ago||The Pac-12 slate is not that||
The Pac-12 slate is not that bad. Really the only bowl the Big 10 has that is clearly more high profile is the Citrus. Holiday usually sees a better matchup than the Outback (this year even the Alamo is as good as the Outback), and this year the Pac-12 slate includes UCLA and Va. Tech in the Liberty.
Another question is whether Oregon deserved the second BCS spot. They were ranked ahead of OU and Clemson. To me, Oregon had the slight edge over Clemson. Although neither team had a signature win, the Pac-12 was overall a tougher league. (Maybe having players whine about the Rose Bowl hurt Oregon with the bowl selectors?)
|10 hours 21 min ago||I am choosing to look at the||
I am choosing to look at the bright side of this. A late Saturday tilt is prime time on the West Coast, and prime bar time on the East Coast. Michigan has never won this bowl before, and has never played Kansas State. I am putting aside all my anti-BWW sentiments, and hoping for one helluva Copper Bowl.
|10 hours 29 min ago||Michigan 37, KSU 28. Close||
Michigan 37, KSU 28. Close game broken open a bit in the 4th quarter.
|2 days 1 hour ago||LSAT w00000000000000t. Hope||
LSAT w00000000000000t. Hope you rocked it. Good luck.
|2 days 1 hour ago||2007 Leras Family pinot from||
2007 Leras Family pinot from Papapietro Perry. Smoking good. Smoking fucking good. Also watching 5 Year Engagement. I live in SF. I went to Michigan. I have been engaged for 4+ years. Somebody STOLE MY LIFE. Well, sort of. Kind of funny movie.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Yeah that is right. I am not||
Yeah that is right. I am not sure why they get so pissed about it. I mean, we're saying that we are bros.
|2 days 3 hours ago||That sign is pretty fucking||
That sign is pretty fucking funny. Good for Sparty. I tried rooting for Ohio, and it did not feel right. Sparty played a Hell of a game and they are going to the Rose Bowl. I have friends and family who are Sparty. They are probably so happy right now.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Right, that's exactly it.||
Right, that's exactly it. Most Sparties I know, in addition to being complete idiots, will have ridiculous views about sports generally (e.g., "Lions are going to the Superbowl," every fucking single year).
|2 days 13 hours ago||Staee||
|2 days 13 hours ago||Ohio, for sure. More||
Ohio, for sure. More obnoxious, but I can respect that. Sparty fans are more annoying, however, as they have a delusional view of how Sparty figures into the sporting world. They are the least informed, most undereducated bunch of pissants in all of sports. I hope Ohio absolutely tunes them today.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Ranger IPA with Andrew W.K.||
Ranger IPA with Andrew W.K. Pre-game time.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Yep. Silver Lake has some||
Yep. Silver Lake has some great music spots (like Spaceland) that are hipstered to the max. Dudes from that scene (e.g., Beck and Eiliot Smith) are/were pretty much hipsters, before that was even a meme. Santa Monica and West Hollywood have become more hipster/foodie since I left.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I will be having flashbacks||
I will be having flashbacks to last weekend in Ann Arbor. Zingerman's. Roadhouse. Bells Two-Hearted. Sweetwater's. 8-Ball. Rabbit sausage polenta at the Earle.
Roadhouse buttermilk fried chicken, for the table. At brunch.
I can't get Ann Arbor out of my mind. My heart.
On a separate note, 8-Ball no longer really smells as much like puke in the stairwell as it used to. And the '98 Rose Bowl poster is nowhere to be found.
|3 days 11 hours ago||A very good situation for||
A very good situation for Peterson to walk into. Sark has recruited very well, and UW is in better shape now than at any time in the last 10 years. I think he would have left earlier, had his predecessor at Boise, Hawkins, not flamed out at Colorado.
|3 days 12 hours ago||If not wanting to live in LA||
If not wanting to live in LA makes someone a hipster...
Well, I'll put it this way. I lived in LA for several years, and (1) there are hipsters galore in LA, and (2) you could do sooo much worse than hanging out with the hipsters.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Aside from his penchant for||
Aside from his penchant for making off-color comments (which would actually be funny if were not the president of a major university), he was a successful president by many metrics. He was loved at Ohio and Vanderbilt, and is known as being an excellent fund-raiser.
The curious thing is that he was criticized at Vanderbilt for not supporting sports, especially football--he reorganized the athletic department--and at Ohio he was criticized for being overly deferential to sports. He did whatever it was he believed was in the best interests of his constitutents, nothing more.
He is a Wall Street/CEO type president, with an outsized persona and a penchant for getting attention, and funding. That is not going to work with many institutions (he was not liked at Brown), but this may work for West Virginia.
|3 days 13 hours ago||100% best site on the||
100% best site on the Internets. It has been a hard season, and I do not think it has brought out the best in anyone. Keep chopping wood Brian, Seth, et al.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Well, I think the Naked Mile||
Well, I think the Naked Mile got banned, but that used to be it for me. Now it's maybe Hash Bash? Cornell has Slope Day, Princeton once had the Nude Olympics.
You know, there may be something to the idea that many of these year-end celebrations that were traditions for decades started in the 1960s, with the collective desire by students of that generation to be free from repressive social norms, and then were crushed by university administration 30-40 years later, often by administrators from that same generation that started the traditions to begin with.
Here is a link to an article that discusses some traditions similar to the Naked Mile. Many seem connected to the end of the year. Many are now banned.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Is that Willie Meggs wearing||
Is that Willie Meggs wearing an FSU colored tie?
|4 days 13 hours ago||How you answer this question||
How you answer this question is really just a function of what your pre-existing belief is regarding the SEC.
There is not enough meaningful data on these teams to judge.
You could just as easily challenge the premise of your question than accept it. Mizzou went 5-7 last year, and did not play either Bama or Auburn in the regular season this year, where their biggest wins are against 8-4 ATM and 8-4 Georgia. ATM went 8-4 this year, and 10-2 last year, when they beat Bama. Aside from the Bama win, in 2012 ATM lost their other two tough SEC games, and their biggest conference win was over 8-5 Miss. State. This year ATM lost to every ranked conference team it played, and its biggest win was 8-4 Vandy.
|4 days 13 hours ago||It is really hard to separate||
It is really hard to separate myth from reality regarding the quality of the SEC, because the media (especially ESPN, who has a vested interest) have helped shape perception, but there is also the fact that the SEC is 8-0 in BCS title games, 9-0 if you count the Bama-LSU rematch.
That type of success is what is at the root of the 'confirmatory bias' shown by the media.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Most of the details you would||
Most of the details you would need to know to make an assessment were not made public. I found it odd that the alleged victim could not identify him, but the sex was supposedly consensual per the defendant, making it unlikely the two knew one another prior to the encounter.
If I had to guess I would say no charges, due to the timing, and the presser. Were he to be charged, I would have expected the investigation to go into the new year.
|5 days 52 min ago||20 or 21 wins seems likely||
20 or 21 wins seems likely based on the remaining schedule, which may get M a 6 or 7 seed.
But I could seem an improvement on this prediction, considering injuries to McGary and Stauskus have hurt so far. There have been vast stretches of games this year, especially the UNC-C and Duke games, where the offense just looked so lost that I can just as well see a bubble year.
|5 days 1 hour ago||If your idea of good taste is||
If your idea of good taste is meathead shit like BWW I can't help you, and that is not where I spent 7 years of my life.
|5 days 8 hours ago||OK, but over 28,000 people||
OK, but over 28,000 people are employed by the University, making the town dependent on the prestige and attraction of Ann Arbor as a college town. http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/ann-arbor-areas-25-largest-compa...
The more Ann Arbor resembles some anonymous suburban space like Columbus, Ohio, the less attractive it is, at least to me.