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|4 days 7 hours ago||Pretty much same here. Been||
Pretty much same here. Been an almost daily reader since my senior year of high school back in 2005-06. Wish I could remember why I first came here. It may have just come up in a Google search or something, because I certainly wasn't reading other sports blogs at the time.
I've thought about it before, and I think I may have read more words written by Brian than any other author. I should try to run the numbers on that some time.
I too miss the haloscan.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly. The term "DJ" is||
Exactly. The term "DJ" is almost too broad, because it can imply a lot of different things.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I've felt this way for a few||
I've felt this way for a few seasons too. It seems like the goal every year is to be the 6th or 7th best team in the conference, because that keeps the steak alive.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Agreed.Particularly on the||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I thought someone (maybe even||
I thought someone (maybe even Brian) eventually wrote that it wasn't a violation because of a loophole created when Hill signed some sort of financial aid documents.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||A-fucking-men.I'm a huge||
I'm a huge sports fan, but I hate the Super Bowl - largely for the two reasons you mention, plus some distaste for 1) the garish spectacle, usually celebrating some shiny new taxpayer-funded, privately owned stadium and 2) the fact that it's less a football game than a variety show with a football game wedged in the middle.
I usually watch anyway out of inertia, but if a friend gave me something else to do, I'd be there. One year during college I went to Red Hawk (which didn't have TVs) with a friend and we nearly the only ones in there for 2 hours, and just shot the shit with the very bored bartender and server - it was actually pretty great.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Big fan of this unfiltered||
Big fan of this unfiltered version.
|14 weeks 4 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.
|15 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.
|20 weeks 4 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.)
|21 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?
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Symbols have meaning, even if||
Symbols have meaning, even if it's usually pretty arbitrary.
|32 weeks 6 hours 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?
|32 weeks 9 hours 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
|32 weeks 9 hours 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.
|32 weeks 9 hours ago||Bell's?||
For my money it's probably the best "big" craft brewery in the country. They do pretty much every style well.
|34 weeks 4 hours 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.
|34 weeks 23 hours ago||Or Habanero.It'll grow some||
|34 weeks 2 days 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.
|35 weeks 11 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.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Pumpkin beers man...woof. I||
Pumpkin beers man...woof.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Wrong thread, please delete.||
Wrong thread, please delete.
|42 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.
|44 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.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, this guy sounds like a||
Yeah, this guy sounds like a terrible father.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||In London, I really enjoyed||
In London, I really enjoyed Great Queen St for dinner and Pimlico Fresh for breakfast.
|47 weeks 1 day 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.
|47 weeks 6 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.
|47 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.
|47 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.