Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Big fan of this unfiltered||
Big fan of this unfiltered version.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure if you're being||
Not sure if you're being serious here.
Anyone who said oil would run out by 2016 was an idiot - you're attacking a strawman. That said, we are certainly using it at a greater rate than the earth "creates" it, and easily tappable reserves will eventually be depleted, probably in the next 50 years.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Think you're wrong on both||
Think you're wrong on both points. First, the NBA Playoffs are FAR more predictable than the NFL. Second, I think you're selling the Cardinals short - they might be the best team in the league right now. And if you want to point to the Seahawks Week 17 win over them, remember that 1) Arizona didn't really care if they won that game, and 2) Seattle lost at home just a week earlier to a terrible Rams team starting Case Keenum.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I think the consensus is that||
I think the consensus is that with Smart to UGa Pruitt is taking Smart's position at Bama. He's an Alabama grad and had his first major college coaching gig there. Seems like it'd be nearly impossible to steal him out from under Bama if they want him (and I'm hearing they do.)
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Thread jack jacking: anyone||
Thread jack jacking: anyone know what "Section H" is? I was given two tickets in Section H, it's not on the chart or mentioned on the website. I assume it's a club seat?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Symbols have meaning, even if||
Symbols have meaning, even if it's usually pretty arbitrary.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||See my other comment||
You seriously don't think any of their other beers are any good? Expedition, Third Coast, their Lagers, the more limited stuff?
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||Shitting on Bell's||
Man, everyone shitting on Bell's in this thread.
I think people associate Bell's with Oberon, which definitely feels generic and "macro-y", but they brew a ton of styles, and almost all are great:
Two Hearted: One of the best widely-available IPAs in the world
Expedition Stout: Maybe the best non-adjunct imperial stout made in MI, and one of the best-aging beers in the world.
Black Note: World class BBA stout
Uranus: By far the best Black IPA I've ever had.
Saturn: Cheapest BBA Barleywine I've ever bought, and it was great to boot
Mars: I don't typically like malt-forward IPAs, but this blew me away.
Jupiter: Great exapmle of a rare style (imperial brown)
Hopslam: Not my thing, but widely regarded as a world class DIPA
Hopsoulution: Not well known, but one of my favorite MI DIPAs
Third Coast Old Ale: Great, vintageable barleywine
Batch X Series: Many of these are legendary in the community
And they do styles that many other breweries won't even touch:
Wild One: A great wild ale
Lager of the Lakes/QFalls/Third Coast Beer/Consecrator: Great stable of lagers, most craft breweries don't even make lagers.
Intangibles: 1) They have one of the best bottle-dating formats in the industry (seriously Founder's, get it together here) 2) they are one of the only breweries to stick almost exclusively to 6pks, which usually provide the best value, 3) They always have a ton of interesting offerings in the brewpub, which is more than I can say for many MI brewers
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||"Oregon beats M, and it's a blowout"?||
Oregon certainly beats us on sheer number of craft breweries, and probably has better "little" guys, but it's definitely pretty close in terms of overall quality, and Michigan probably distributes more good beer to other states than Oregon.
As for some data, beer rating sites obviously have their flaws, but check the Top X lists on whatever site you choose (BA, RB, etc.) - Michigan is far better-represented than Oregon, and that's not nothing.
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||Bell's?||
For my money it's probably the best "big" craft brewery in the country. They do pretty much every style well.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah. I'm on board with the||
Yeah. I'm on board with the "down by 15, go for two after your first TD so you know what you need" thing, but I don't really see what getting within 6 accomplishes, as we were never gonna have time for two field goals.
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||Or Habanero.It'll grow some||
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be there||
I've been reading this blog daily for about 10 years now (over a third of my life!), and this will by my first ever MGoEvent. Excited to finally meet some of you bums.
|24 weeks 3 hours ago||I don't mind it, though I'd||
I don't mind it, though I'd have to see it on a human before I'm sure. I certainly like the sentiment.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Pumpkin beers man...woof. I||
Pumpkin beers man...woof.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Wrong thread, please delete.||
Wrong thread, please delete.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Ha, I lived in the room next||
Ha, I lived in the room next door to that exact lounge, though there was no TV there in 2006. Just a piano that people would use to wake me up way too early on weekends.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I'd like to think precedent||
I'd like to think precedent mattered, but I'm not sure it does in the kangaroo courts the NFL seems to be running.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, this guy sounds like a||
Yeah, this guy sounds like a terrible father.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||In London, I really enjoyed||
In London, I really enjoyed Great Queen St for dinner and Pimlico Fresh for breakfast.
|36 weeks 16 hours ago||I personally just think their||
I personally just think their stuff looks better. I anecdotally think it's higher quality. It's nothing more than that, and I think many people on this site agree with that.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Wait, I like these except I||
Wait, I like these except I don't understand the last one. Why is a wink better than a nod? Seems less subtle, not more.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Hopefully at least 1 of them||
Hopefully at least 1 of them turns out to be great. Ann Arbor is still lacking a great microbrewery other than JP and they're a little niche, and even then I wouldn't put any of their beers in the Top ~3 I've had even in the styles they specialize in.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Sure, but that's two bars,||
Sure, but that's two bars, and they'll each have a single Kuhnhenn beer on tap, and even then only half the time. A2 is not exactly awash in Kuhnhenn.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Not like we see a ton of||
Not like we see a ton of Kuhnhenn on tap around here though.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Khaleesi||
I think she is still technically Khaleesi, as she still has a "khalasar", albeit a small one.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||They Looked, but they did not||
They Looked, but they did not have the wisdom to See.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||You think Ansah was a wasted||
You think Ansah was a wasted pick? Lions got him at #5, I believe in Grantland's 2013 "re-draft" a few months back they had him at #2.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Sounds like selection bias.||
Sounds like selection bias. For every year where a "new logo" team wins a title there are probably 20 where they don't.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Saugatuck and Arcadia on||
Saugatuck and Arcadia on here, but not Kuhnhenn? Them's fighting words.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, Four Peaks even||
Yeah, Four Peaks even sniffing the Finals is dumb. Beer rating sites are far from perfect, but they're very useful as a sort of smell test. Anyway, I just checked, and my smell test says Four Peaks is a solid but far from special brewery. Basically they're Arbor Brewing. And Arbor Brewing sure as shit doesn't deserve to be named "best brewery" of really anything outside of the city of Ypsilanti.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. Even then, the||
Agreed. Even then, the attendees usually don't cause much trouble, other than maybe some unpleasant odors (and I don't mean the weed.)
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Well said||
Very well said.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||True, though this screenshot||
True, though this screenshot is from Raw.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Why do you get to decide what||
Why do you get to decide what defines Bell's brand? And I'd hardly call this "bullying" by Bell's. Innovation are the ones who filed for the trademark, and objections like this are a standard part of that process, especially when dealing with a mark as generic as "Innovation Brewing".
|46 weeks 4 days ago||There is absolutely merit.||
There is absolutely merit. This is just Bell's filing an objection to Innovation Brewing's trademark application, and yes, it is done in part to preempt the possibility of them being sued down the road.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||How often are you able to||
How often are you able to find 120? It's a ghost around here (A2 area.)
|47 weeks 22 hours ago||To be fair, I think Kentucky||
To be fair, I think Kentucky is a LOT closer than 'Bama, and I don't think Alabama would even come close in a single game. I could see Kentucky going 12-70 though.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I think that logic only holds||
I think that logic only holds if it's a relatively large pool. If it's a small pool, you're better off taking the easy points, but in large pools you always have to go risky to win.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Honestly, I'm not sure a lot||
Honestly, I'm not sure a lot of these articles receive anything more than a perfunctory look-over before they're posted, if that. And I'm not going to hold that redundancy against Baumgardner too much, we've all made mistakes like that when rushing to write reports, send emails, etc.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I think that's just GM-speak.||
I think that's just GM-speak. Didn't want to be seen as 1) not making an effort or 2) disrespecting one of their best players who, despite his controversies, was a major contributor to Detroit's recent (relative) success. That run D the last few years was nasty.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, 3:30 is great for||
Yeah, 3:30 is great for tailgating. A lot of fans must be early risers, cause I always found it annoying to make it to A2, set up, drink, and then have to leave for the game by 11:30. Requires me to either wake up way earlier than I want to on a Saturday or cram my tailgating into like 90 minutes.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||So this was obviously a||
So this was obviously a foreign concept to me as a Midwesterner, but I absolutely loved the 9:30am kickoff for the Lions London game. You eat breakfast and brew up some coffee for the game, and then afterwards you still have your whole day ahead of you.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||You're absolutely right. It's||
You're absolutely right. It's weird, but something about those Sat afternoon high school games. They feel like a scrimmage, and the excitement is just gone - from the crowd and the players.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I'm with you on Hunwick, but||
I'm with you on Hunwick, but that team was the scrappy underdog who just couldn't quite pull it off, but put together an incredible run. Similar to the basketball team 2 years ago. No regrets, ya know?
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Come on, since the||
Come on, since the introduction of the concept of credit, pretty much all wars have been debt-financed. It's not at all a new phenomenon.
|51 weeks 12 hours ago||A decent two-bedroom in Ann||
A decent two-bedroom in Ann Arbor can easily approach $1800-$2000 territory. It's not like it's different by orders of magnitude.
|51 weeks 12 hours ago||I don't know if it's JUST||
I don't know if it's JUST like that, as I don't think Pokemon Blue was a rebuttal to Pokemon Red. But yeah, they had this thing plotted out from the beginning.
|51 weeks 12 hours ago||You're sort of conceding her||
You're sort of conceding her point more than I would, but still, that is a fantastic tl;dr.
|51 weeks 12 hours ago||Particularly the lack of||
Particularly the lack of bolded Two Hearted - blasphemy.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Agree with you on Osgood, but||
Agree with you on Osgood, but the idea that Datsyuk was just an "above average" player in his prime (or even now, though to a lesser extent) is crazy balls.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||In some ways, the pitcher||
In some ways, the pitcher batting is the bigger gimmick. I hate the way the 9th spot in the batting order becomes a revolving door in the later innings of NL games.
|1 year 2 days ago||Hop Devil||
Yes, I like Hop Devil, but Dirt Wolf is my favorite.
I was drinking Hop Ranch that night for only the second time, but once again, I didn't care for it. I'll stick to Devil and Wolf from now on.
|1 year 2 days ago||Hop Devil||
Yes, I like Hop Devil, but Dirt Wolf is my favorite.
I was drinking Hop Ranch that night for only the second time, but once again, I didn't care for it. I'll stick to Devil and Wolf from now on.
|1 year 1 week ago||See, I don't really like most||
See, I don't really like most of this guy's list either, but it shows that there is something out there for everyone. My list would be something like: Radiohead, Deerhunter, Destroyer, Arcade Fire, Flying Lotus, Andrew Bird, Beach House, J Dilla, Cass McCombs, St Vincent, Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes, DOOM, Daft Punk, Neutral Milk Hotel (touring again!), Animal Collective, Tame Impala, and yes, Kanye.
|1 year 1 week ago||Come on man, there's great||
Come on man, there's great stuff still out there, the industry has just become more compartmentalized, so you have to seek out what you like. But there's more good stuff out there than ever.
Unless you're just being sarcastic. In which case, get the hell off my lawn.
|1 year 1 week ago||"Poorly mic'd more than||
"Poorly mic'd more than anything"*
I garbled that on mobile, but I think ya'll got the gist.
|1 year 1 week ago||I thought her voice sounded||
I thought her voice sounded terrible, but I also thought that she was poorly mic'd than anything.
|1 year 1 week ago||I thought it was a lion too,||
I thought it was a lion too, until I heard the lyrics. It had a mane, man.
|1 year 1 week ago||Victory Hop Ranch and||
Victory Hop Ranch and Alesmith Speedway Stout...had to buy the latter in Ohio.
|1 year 1 week ago||Can I borrow one of your wide||
Can I borrow one of your wide brushes?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Rosenberg Fisking||
You left out my favorite bit:
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Story?||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Re: Helm||
He was listing Wings who played at the NCAA level, which Helm did not do.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Greatest football coach of the last decade||
Carroll is up there, but Belichick definitely holds the title of best coach of the last 15 years or so. And I don't think it's all that close.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Hatch timeout||
Ok, I absolutely love the guy, but let's not all act like the Hatch timeout was in any way a reflection of Beilein's unique class. Every coach in the country - from the "good guys" like Beilein to the sleaziest version of John Calipari - calls that timeout there.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Wow||
That is an awesomely rustic metaphor, even if I have no idea what it means.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||A-Level Coaches||
I thought it had already been firmly established that none of the "A-Level" coaches have any interest in coming here as long as Brandon is still around. And that's as good a reason as any to can him - his continued presence is actively interfering with the success of his Department's most important program.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Straw That Broke the Came's Back||
That's actually a perfect metaphor for what's happened here. In a vaccum, neither the losses nor the Morris issue would have caused such a shitstorm. But we don't live in a vaccum.
Less precisely (but more dramatically), all I'm saying is that Coach Hoke's failure on Saturday was our assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yeah||
And if my friend wasn't a drug addict, he wouldn't have to deal with all these "fairweather friends" telling him to go to rehab.
Obviously, we have problems, and almost everyone now recognizes that fact. Why are so many people's defenses of Hoke premised on "yeah, but what if we DIDN'T have problems?"
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Brian Cleary||
That would be RS Sophomore and cooking blogger par excellence Brian Cleary.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||6 Rushing yards for WSU?||
I didn't watch either game, but I just checked the box score - WSU only managed 6 rushing yards (not sack-adjusted, but still). What was the deal there? Does Rutgers actually have a decent run D, or is WSU just incompetent?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||He said running backs, not||
He said running backs, not minor deities.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I am going to trial because||
I am going to trial because you don’t understand what a blooper reel is?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Games During Student Breaks||
Looks like we don't have any big home games during breaks in the academic calendar when students are gone. Big improvement on previous years, where it seems like we've always had an important late season MSU or OSU game during Spring Break (or a big non-conference game like Arizona during Winter Break)
These are all the home games that occur during student breaks:
I guess the worst one is....Illinois? I'll take it.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||To be fair, those are two||
To be fair, those are two damn good receivers, both probably Top 5 among guys we've faced in the last 5 years. Kinda funny ND couldn't do more with two future solid NFL starters at WR.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I'm not arguing that the||
I'm not arguing that the bullpen isn't terrible, but it seems strange that so many people are complaining about it after this game.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Concept: 10/10 Execution:||
|1 year 30 weeks ago||International Border||
I know next to nothing about boating, but my biggest concern would be not doing anything to run afoul of US or Canadian Border Patrol. Make sure you research that aspect and make the relevant "check-ins" and what have you, because illegal crossings can entail several thousand dollars in fines, not to mention impoundment of your boat and a (hopefully) brief detainment in whatever processing facility they take you to.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Too far.||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Yeah, that's the only reason||
Yeah, that's the only reason I knew it.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||MLB vs NFL||
I'm not even much of a baseball fan, and I agree with you totally. MLB is way easier on your body, and usually pays better to boot. Only downside is the long season.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Yeah, man||
I don't even follow recruiting and that was still my first thought.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||1/2 Empty||
The "half empty" thing isn't unique to the NBA though.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Yeah - he said||
Yeah - he said "mid-level".
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Late Amaker years||
I was there too, it was weird.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Seinfeld||
I remember not loving the Seinfeld finale at the time, but in retrospect it seems pretty appropriate. They didn't really care about giving people what they wanted.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Just as those not based on||
Just as those not based on equations are inherently flawed for different reasons. By using a static, transparent equation, formulae like KenPom's at least give us a consistent starting point for scrutiny and debate, as opposed to human polls or "proprietary" ones like BPI.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I don't really love Oberon||
I don't really love Oberon either, but I'm definitely not a Whitsun fan. It's been a while, but I remember it having the mouthfeel of like a peppered Bud light. Which probably only makes sense in my head.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||People eat dinner at Whole||
People eat dinner at Whole Foods?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Oberon Availability||
No, it's seasonal in Michigan, and in most places I think, though I know Florida also gets it year-round.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Wichita State Geography||
It's not just the potential Louisville matchup that screws Wichita geographically.
Let's assume the high-ish seeds win out in the Midwest. EVERY SINGLE ONE of those teams is closer to the round site than Wichita St. To wit:
Driving time to St Louis
1 - Wichita: 6:22
8 - Kentucky: 5:01
9 - Kansas St: 5:24
Driving time to Indy
1 - Wichita: 9:53
4 - Louisville: 1:43
5 - St. Louis: 3:43
2 - Mich: 4:04
3 - Duke: 9:16
Now obviously some of this is just Wichita being geographically somewhat isolated (and a bit unlucky that there's no Kansas City site this year). And a few of them (Duke, KSU) are obviously not significant differences. But man, it's not like there aren't some teams hanging around other regions that couldn't have been swapped to help out Wichita (in particular swapping out Kentucky would have been nice.)
(Times per Google Maps)
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Throwbacks||
I'm honestly not a huge fan of them but I appreciate that they're legit throwbacks and not "throwbacks", so I'd be cool with it. Wish teams did it more often, us included.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Very helpful||
Yeah, I'm sure that's what he meant.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||5 + 3 - 1 = 6?||
Maybe there are like 7m people who have both.
|2 years 4 days ago||Lineage||
You don't expect to see a Lineage avatar on a sports blog - maybe we should do these intstrumental hip-hop/jazz/etc threads more often.
|2 years 1 week ago||Antonio Jeremiah||
"Jeremiah was nothing more than a bit player who suffered a knee injury going into his final season. A fitting end to a failed tenure."
Seems a little mean-spirited, no?
|2 years 3 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|2 years 3 weeks ago||That's a good price. The very||
That's a good price. The very cheapest you'll see is $15.99, but it's usually in the $17-19 range, and I've seen it as high as $22.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||You lucky bastard. I only||
You lucky bastard. I only managed to get my hands on one bottle of BCBW, and even that was through a trade.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Schedule sets up nicely?||
Seriously? Not worried about @ND, @MSU, @OSU?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||No no no, they're the ones||
No no no, they're the ones that don't wear helmets at all, just golden Christmas ornaments with face masks attached.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||They Do||
I think they call them shootouts.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Yeah, Michigan Basketball was||
Yeah, Michigan Basketball was TERRIBLE in the early 90s. I mean, they don't have a single banner in the rafters at
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Betteridge's Law||
Relevant here, I think.
|3 years 6 days ago||Harbaugh||
Didn't Harbaugh pretty much answer this question?
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I would argue he hasn't been||
I would argue he hasn't been the best MLB in the league for a number of years, but your point is still basically true, and there's no way you can keep a guy that dominant out of the Hall.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Well in that case...how about||
Well in that case...how about some Final Four tickets?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||FYI, just looked it up: It||
FYI, just looked it up: It was Sat, Dec 10 1994, Wiscy was ranked #14 and coached by Stan Van Gundy (though they turned out to be pretty bad that season, finishing 13-14.) EMU won 92-76.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I was gonna mention this one.||
I was gonna mention this one. I was at that game, and it was probably the best atmosphere I've ever experienced for a basketball game. Bowen Field House was a great gym, and it was packed. The Convocation Center is just so...sterile and empty. Feels like a small NBA arena.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||This has been said elsewhere,||
This has been said elsewhere, but that's not necessarily because the students weren't there. The bottom 10 rows of the student section are filled to probably 150-200% capacity, and the next 30 are probably around 125-150%. If every single person with a ticket showed up, you would still get quite a few empty rows because of this.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Wes Welker||
Supposedly he was talking to Wes Welker and Deion Branch, who were giving him shit about the previous play.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||99 Points?||
What are you talking about? We lost the last two games last year by a combined 21 points, and that was to the Saints and Packers, both on the road.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Yeah, this is about as close||
Yeah, this is about as close as Special K gets to locally-inspired music.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||He was referring to||
He was referring to JohnnyBlue's usage, not EGD. Confused me for a second too.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Nah, that kind of criticism||
Nah, that kind of criticism is just too, like, CONSTRUCTIVE, man.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Yeah, but what if he gets||
Yeah, but what if he gets boarded? Do you think he'd have a choice?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
So you're saying he was framed?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Well you really outdid yourself...||
|4 years 24 weeks ago||BW3s best sports bar?||
Unless they've updated since I tried to watch the NCAA Hockey Championship back in April, "dim, 20-year old projection TVs" isn't much worse than what BW3s has to offer. We could barely read the score on their large but abysmal front-projection screens because the pictures were so washed out and horrible - they look like they haven't been updated since the place opened in the late 90s. We left and headed to the Arena, which also wasn't great but still seemed better.
I guess I don't know what my choice would be though. BW3s out in Ypsi Township is much newer, but it's a decidedly "suburban" bar, which, eh. Charley's or the Jug are OK as long as you're sitting next to the screens you want to watch.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Re: Pryor no longer at OSU||
I don't think that matters. Not defending OSU's response here, but I would assume any rights/protections afforded by universities to SAs don't disappear simply be use the person in question is no longer at the school.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||The '95 Purdue game is maybe||
The '95 Purdue game is maybe the earliest Michigan game I clearly remember attending (was about 7 at the time). I also attended the 2008 Northwestern game as a student.
The travails of a lifelong Wolverine...
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Young person on piped in||
Well I'm a young people, and I hate it.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Kosmo's||
Kosmo's is in Sparrow Market in Kerrytown (in Kerrytown Markets, just west of Zingerman's.) It's on the first floor in the middle, right across from Monahan's Fish Market. Definitely a must-visit; their bibimbop and Tucker burger are both fantastic.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
A friend of mine used to work in the Bar Louie kitchen and had horror stories about that place. He's worked in quite a few kitchens and said nowhere else ever came close. That, on top of it being one of the only chain bars in A2 anyway, was enough to make me steer clear.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Secondhand smoke||
Secondhand smoke, as generally referred to and understood in medical literature, almost always refers to inhalation that occurs in a closed environment, i.e, indoors. Doesn't apply to a ridiculous outdoor ban; the exhaust of passing cars is more dangerous by many degrees of magnitude.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Pryor won't spill em||
Pryor is going to have enough problems finding an NFL team to take him with all his baggage (see "Ryan Mallett"). He doesn't need to add "badmouthing ex-coaches/teammates" to his list of character flaws.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Re: Webber and "biting the hand that feeds you", are you serious? Didn't Webber completely throw Martin under the bus?
|4 years 36 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I see your point. For instance, I've always thought my father was a good honest man, but if we can't trust The Vest, can I really trust him now?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Regardless, I think you just did.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Opinions on Versus?||
You mention the possibility of limiting Versus broadcasts, which I assume you're in favor of simply because of the large number of people who don't get it. Availability aside, however, what's the scuzzlebutt 'round these parts on Versus' broadcasts? I've been pleasantly surprised by the playoff games they've shown so far - specifically their generally "no-frills" style (vis-a-vis unnecessary graphics, commentators who care more about hearing themselves than the game, etc.). They do sometimes have a tendency to lose the puck, and will occasionally switch to a stupidly placed camera in situations where the traditional view would work fine, but it beats having to listen to an ESPN crew fellate themselves/each other for 3 hours.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Hanzal was playing street hockey-style. I've totally done/seen that same trick many times.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||RR ratings||
I would stick with the RR rating (apologies for redundancy), so long as you're then normalizing all the ratings back to some consistent baseline. If your goal is to present the most accurate set of ratings (through the collective lens of the recruiting sites), it seems wise to use as much data as possible. That is, if Rivals says Guy X is a 6.1 and Guy Y is a 5.9, that tells you something, and turning them both back into fives ignores the distinction they've provided you.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Good point. Let the free market decide!
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Still, I'm going to miss it||
Still, I'm going to miss it on multiple levels. Trash it all you want, but there WAS something budding between PSU-MSU. The Sparties I know definitely looked at it as their third biggest game (after us and Ireland). Also, it doesn't help to know that Sparty will probably end up in a situation where they play neither OSU or PSU, and we don't need a repeat of 2010.
Lastly, one of my favorite non-UM games of all time was the MSU-PSU game in 2002. It was fairly hyped, only because Larry Johnson needed something like 260 yards to pass 2,000. I remember the pregame talk was obviously all "Will he or won't he?". The answer was "he will...in the first half." 279 rushing yards in TWO QUARTERS. He just annihilated the Spartan "defense". One of the more absurd individual performances I have ever seen, and the fact that it was against Sparty made it that much better.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Good god that thing is ugly.||
Good god that thing is ugly. Part of it is Minnesota being cursed by that ugly color scheme, and part of it is me not knowing what Cub is and yet being enraged by it just the same. Anyway, if I'm reading it right, I think Coca-Cola is playing Dairy Queen.
Aside from the scoreboard, I drove by the stadium itself last summer, and from the outside it looked a lot like Rynearson Stadium (EMU). This is not a compliment.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||+1 to you||
Yes, I was waiting for someone to go there. Childish Gambino has been impressing the hell out of me lately. Also, in that vein, I would recommend Das Racist. And where's the love for Dilla, Outkast, Wu-Tang (all iterations), and MF Doom? Or more old school types like NWA and Biz Markie (probably the funniest man in hip hop history).
|4 years 45 weeks ago||I hate to do this, but given||
I hate to do this, but given the topic...I think you were looking for "uppity".
That said, in terms of spelling annoyances, none of this approaches my disdain for the many permutations of "definitely".
|4 years 45 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I disagree. They have been the worldwide leader in original, up-to-the-minute coverage of the Bret Favre retirement flirtation(s) for several years running now. Brian has just been way behind on this.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||I find that anywhere north or||
I find that anywhere north or west of Washtenaw County seems to be Sparty-dominated, with the exception of some Blue enclaves in Traverse City and parts of the UP.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||I also prefer Oberon, but||
I also prefer Oberon, but maybe that's just some of my Michigan homerism. It was one of the first craft brews I tried on tap (craft beer, particularly on tap, was/is hard to come by for 17 year olds.)
But Summer Shandy - god that stuff is awful. If I got to a party and was offered only the choice of that or Natural Ice...I would have to think about it.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Hoke stole one from WVU?
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Granderson||
I'm only a casual baseball fan, but Granderson immediately jumped to my mind as well. He was so fun to watch when he was with the Tigers. Broke the heart of many a Tigers fan when they dealt him.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||But denouement means like,||
But denouement means like, denouncing French people, right?
|4 years 47 weeks ago||It was clear that anyone||
It was clear that anyone saying "Tennessee blowout" probably hadn't watched much of either team, at least not since January. That said, the Lunardi prediction definitely reminds me of similar predictions I heard before the '06 Notre Dame (football) game, predicting Brady, Weis to run us out of South Bend, etc.. We all know how that turned out.
EDIT: I now realize I should have chosen my words more carefully. Weis E. Coyote is not running anyone out of anywhere, ever. I apologize for the error.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Misogyny=class? That second||
That second sentence was a bit unnecessary.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Yeah, especially since the||
Yeah, especially since the dye is in there at like < one part per thousand.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Doesn't "wiseguy" usually||
Doesn't "wiseguy" usually refer to someone in the Mafia? When I first saw the post title, I thought it might have been something about point-shaving allegations from a mob guy who talked to the FBI or something.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Best revelations thus far||
1. He says Crisler is his least favorite Big Ten arena (big surprise).
2. JON DIEBLER WEARS JORTS.
(maybe he's just a Never-Nude).
|4 years 47 weeks ago||I'm completely OK with||
I'm completely OK with embarrassing ESPN, the owners, etc., but I don't like that this hurts the incoming rookies more than anyone.
The guys who will/would be at the draft have been dreaming about that day since they first picked up a football (unfortunately most players don't romanticize college as much as we do, but looking down the barrel of NFL money who could blame them). Taking that away from them seems quite unfair, especially when you consider they might already be foregoing their first year in the NFL anyway because of a mess they had no part in creating.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||This reminds me of the time I||
This reminds me of the time I edited a Wikipedia article on something because, in a section listing the several universities relevant to whatever the topic was, it listed MSU before UM.
I reversed the order and I think Wikipedia is better for it.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||BREAKING||
|4 years 48 weeks ago||That would be bad news for Mr||
That would be bad news for Mr Jones, given that he has a made a business out of of convincing other people to wear bow-ties.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||If we're talking just "who||
If we're talking just "who could improve the team most significantly", and put homerism and criminal history aside (it is, after all, a hypothetical), I think Michael Vick would have the single greatest impact on any team. He has dilithium-esque speed to go with an amazing arm.
While Manning/Brady could obviously improve any team by leaps and bounds, neither can force their receivers to get open, or their offensive line to block. Vick's speed minimizes those problems.
If you wanted to work on the defense (certainly there's more room for improvement on the margins there), I don't think you can go with a conerback, since it's too easy for offenses to just gameplan around a single corner on a crappy D. Suh, Polamalu, and Urlacher would all be intriguing additions.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||I'm not sure where exactly||
I'm not sure where exactly you were going with the "Supreme Court Justice" comment, but can we PLEASE apply that as a nickname to one of our players?
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Doyle does not rule||
People on the open thread here were definitely too negative on his analysis, which actually isn't bad, but I can't blame them as it's hard to get past the fact that he's EAR-BLEEDINGLY ANNOYING. It's not just the nicknames (which make Chris Berman sound clever), but his tone, and his propensity to say dumb shit at the expense the nuance I think he might otherwise be capable of providing.
Also, if anyone wants a good laugh, search "Tim Doyle" on Twitter during any game he calls. The Twitters are united in their hatred.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||MSU 2010 Final Four||
Yeah, as a Michigan fan, Michigan State's waltz through that murderer's row into the Final Four last year was absolutely infuriating. They were the lowest-seeded team to make the Final Four without facing a 1, 2, or 3 seed since 6-seeded Kansas made it in 1988. And at least Kansas had the decency to prove they deserved to be there, defeating (2) Duke and (1) Oklahoma to win it all.
|5 years 4 days ago||2009 = 2011||
...and both teams punked a favored Clemson team on national television.
|5 years 1 week ago||Thanks||
Yeah, that's pretty much what I figured. Damn, I was hoping it would be something more obscure/nefarious.
Also, it looks like you and I are kindred spirits of sorts - blog members since the inception (of membership at least) with almost no points. If I could, I would posbang you silly.
|5 years 1 week ago||Slideshow question||
Brian mentions (his editors?) trying to shoehorn slideshows into all of his articles. Slideshows might be the worst innovation in the history of the internet (Bleacher Report included - I can avoid Bleacher Report), but I've always wondered why they became so ubiquitous. I mean, there's obviously something motivating their use - perhaps a scheme to increase pageviews or time spent on the site?
I've wondered about this for a while, hoping someone here with more website-running savvy than myself might have an answer.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Advice from Winston||
It seemed relevant.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
- Winston Churchill
|5 years 4 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Definitely. Most likely he discussed it with them, and because they either weren't interested or weren't on the same page (financially etc), no formal "offer" was made (think "sign here").
|5 years 4 weeks ago||More speculation||
Maybe he wants to discuss an exciting investment opportunity with Domino's Pizza, Inc!
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Let me think...||
He "can't speculate"? I have a pretty good guess.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I would take you up on that, but I've been outsourcing that to interns for years - can't beat free labor. I probably didn't even write this comment!
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Who doesn't?||
I guess that means Miles isn't TOTALLY bats.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Who else should we be discussing?||
Since this board doesn't have much else to do until more information comes out (tomorrow?), presuming for a moment that Rich is fired, what other realistic candidates are there that we would be happy with? I'm curious to hear any thoughts, even outside the box ones (plz no Stoops/Meyer/Saban wet dreams). Unlike 3 years ago when there were at least a several pretty good candidates (Miles, Schiano, Kelly, Ferentz) the zeitgeist this year seems like it's Harbaugh or bust. That said there has to be SOMEONE else besides Mr Hoke. Since he was passed up for the Florida job, what about Dan Mullen (ytdm)? Only 38, with success/recruiting cred in the Southeast, and he's from Pennsylvania originally. Maybe a bit unrealistic, but it's the best I could come up with. What've you guys got?
|5 years 5 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
If you Google "Jim Rome" the first two video results are the Jim Everett thing and a pretty good Frank Caliendo impression/mocking.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||It wasn't COED for awhile||
Stockwell was ladies-only until it reopened after renovations (in '09?). Staying over was a little weird, mostly thanks to the mini-walk of shame you had to undertake every time you walked down to the only men's bathroom on the first floor.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Tennessee and Fulmer||
OP, why were you "pissed at Tennessee for hiring Fulmer"? That guy definitely would have been my answer to this question before his axing. There's a reason he has a cup named after him, and then there's the whole (debatably true, of course) '97 coaches poll thing. A real asshole through and through.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Why Can't You Overlook Wisco?||
Why can't you overlook Wisconsin not being in the east? Can you overlook the Cowboys playing in the NFC East? By your logic they should trade places with, say, Carolina. But this will not happen, because this would be terrible.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Fab Melo||
Yeah, I mean, I figured Fab Melo was just an awesome nickname for Evan Smotrycz.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||He used to have integrity||
I liked Herbstreit better when he was ontheground.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Yeah, I have to disagree with||
Yeah, I have to disagree with Brian as well - taking the timeout there instead of a spike was a huge factor. Spike it, and you can go anywhere with the ball to set up a field goal attempt - over the middle, sidelines - hell, you can run a draw if you're feeling crazy and/or playing by Madden "screw the distance, I just need to center it" rules.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|5 years 17 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
You continue to amaze, monuMental. This is definitely your best weekly to date, though I do have a soft spot for - and often go back to - the Denard season-long action figure edition.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Didn't we also just put up 21||
Didn't we also just put up 21 in the 4th on a MACcake?
I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||What about the NFLPA? I||
What about the NFLPA? I imagine they have some very strong opinions on this matter, not to mention a final say. They aren't mentioned anywhere in the article. It mentions the objections of individual players, but basically treats them like voices in the wind with no real say, which is obviously not the case. Unless the union is on board, which I very much doubt would have occurred totally behind closed doors, there's no way this is a done deal.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||According to this article, it||
According to this article, it appears Michigan's new jerseys are, in fact, Red Wings jerseys: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-t25-michigan-robinson (note inset photo)
In other news, apparently Denard Robinson sometimes plays hockey under his Finnish pseudonym, "Valtteri Filppula".
|5 years 19 weeks ago||St. Patrick's Day Nerd||
St. Patrick's Day Nerd Massacre was in West Quad, which is where the football players now live. Some of the athletes...track, baseball, etc., still live in South Quad, along with the Honors College, but the revenue sports are all in West Quad. Aside from the SPDNM, West Quad was also the site of the Justin Feagin arsonist debacle.
I can tell you that with a few exceptions (cough Ryan Mallett cough) when I was there most football players didn't want too much attention, so I wouldn't go bugging/searching them out. While the whole NCAA "students first, athletes second" thing is a little tired/bullshit, it should still hold true within the confines of campus at least.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||What about in Grand Rapids?||
Didn't want to start a new thread, and it's same area of the state. I'll be in Grand Rapids tomorrow, and missing my first home game since tOSU '05. City's got a large alumni base, so I have to imagine it has some decent Michigan bars, but the MGoBoard thread/map didn't list any.
Any ideas? Preferably downtown.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Guidelines meant to apply to former players||
Those guidelines are meant mostly for former/historic players - there's no consensus on how to deal with current or recent players.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||Economics||
You're forgetting rule #1 of Laymen's Economic Theory.
Most people LOVE to consider sunk costs. Listen to people talk...whether about financial decisions or, yes, coaching ones: they make very little distinction between sunk costs and variable costs. It's simultaneously hilarious and frightening.
(OK, maybe it's not rule 1, but it's certainly up there.)
|7 years 12 weeks ago||Student Ticket Policy Suggestions||
As someone who has spent "significant time in the student section" (I'm a junior who's never missed a game or left early)I have to say that some of the ideas for getting us there early would probably do more harm than good. While I've often been annoyed by many of the students at games (Example: I was kicked out of the 3rd row at the Wisconsin game by a group of sorority girls who showed up with 5 minutes left in the SECOND QUARTER), I think these would take it way too far. First of all, should it really be held against me that I would rather stay at my tailgate a little longer than watch players warmup?
And as far as not allowing season tickets for getting too many validations, that would disenfranchise a lot the wrong people. Many of the people getting multiple validations per season are those with university commitments, such as athletes, or people in various student orgs (the mock trial team, for instance). If this takes them out of Ann Arbor more than three weekends a semester, should they really be denied tickets for getting validations?
I'm all about the general admission idea, and would really like to see something done about the fact that I'm often seated 40 rows behind groups of drunks who don't know who Charles Woodson is, but I think a convoluted points system would just make things even more frustrating.