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|43 weeks 3 hours ago||The Black Mirror||
I actually just finished "The Black Mirror" by Scott Snyder, and it was really, really good. It's set during the time that Dick Grayson took over as Batman in Gotham during Burce's absence. It features Commissioner Gordon quite heavily and deals with the return of his son. A really good read with some great art.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||The Team, the Team, the Team...||
Never understood why singling out individual players on a team sport was such a good idea. Say one of our running backs gets a touchdown, is he the only one to get a sticker? How about the linemen that created the hole, or the fullback that was the lead blocker? The same could be said about a touchdown pass, does the QB and the WR each get one? What about the linemen in pass protection, or the other WR that may have opened up a lane with his route?
The Team's success in an effort by all the student athletes on the Team! Saying these players are better or more successful marginalizes the other players not in the so-called "skill positions".
Maybe I'm just a bitter ex-lineman though...
PS: Don't clutter up the helmets! Best looking helmets in college football, no need to ruin them.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||That may be the most||
That may be the most productive thing he's done so far...
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Don't most athletic||
Don't most athletic departments use a search firm to put feelers out there? If Patterson explicitly said "Dave Brandon" it's a good way to get around things if it was a firm that contacted him regarding his interest in the job. It's all about what people say and how they say it.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Great...||
I guess my car insurance is going up next year. /s
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Crazy?||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I hates them...||
I hates them so much...
Go Blue, beat O State!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Like you said...||
We did just stop them on third and one, no reason to think we really couldn't on fourth and one. All the defense has to do is step up and make one play, like they did in the third OT. You have to punt in that situation, you don't make the first down, you cost yourself the game.
Most coaches will call the punt...except for maybe Les Miles.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Believe me, I understand...||
Maybe it's just the knee-jerk reaction, or buying into the "definition of insanity". I understand the only way they'll really get better is through experience, tackling better, fundamentals, etc. It's just frustrating. You just hope something can change that will ignite a spark, although deep down you know there really is no instant cure-all. Although, I really do believe we need to rush more guys, especially against a young QB. We'll see this Saturday, either way.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||What difference would it make...||
We're still giving up 80+ yard drives with the "bend-not-break" defense. Why not try sending more men at the quarterback? Yeah we may get torched a couple times, but it's no different than giving up long, sustained drives.
Apparently Avery played more man coverage in high school, so this would actually play to his strength. It's worth a shot at least. With Illinois having a freshman QB, I think it's more important get to him quicker, forcing him to make bad decisions.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Similar Experience||
This was my first time at State College as well, and I can pretty much echo the sentiments. Most PSU fans were nice, especially during the tailgate. Didn't really have any bad encounters with any of their fans, didn't hear too much smack talk after the game either. The view of Beaver Stadium from the tailgating area was cool, the whole area scenic, but I wasn't too impressed with the inside of the stadium.
Overall, it was a good experience (a win would have made it great), and I would definitely go again.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Thanks...||
That picture just gave my computer syphilis. Gotta run my anti-virus now.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Must have been a dream...||
We scored a field goal!
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Also, they are in Indiana,||
1. It's not Ohio
|2 years 37 weeks ago||That's so true...||
I was talking with my Sparty friend yesterday about how excited I am for the first game. He said he was bummed that he as going to miss MSU's first game, so I asked him who they were playing. When he replied "Western", I said "Oh, no big deal" about missing the game. He replied that he loves the games with the directional schools and hates missing them. They really do love those MAC teams.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Yes||
I bought two, then the next day found out my Dad had gotten some, so I'm looking to get rid of mine. Drop me a line at: slymcyke at hotmail.com and we can work something out.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||No||
Let it be what it was, and never speak of it again.
Although it's ultimately up to the athletic department.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Charlie Adlard...||
is the artist, and has been since issue 7. Tony Moore was the artist on the first 6 issues. It's funny because Charlie Adlard has been around a long time, since the early 90s, and the Walking Dead was some ot Tony Moore's earliest stuff. The difference between the two is a little jarring if you're going from the first trade to the second, since their styles are a little different. Being early Tony Moore work, he might even admit he looks back on it as being a little rough.
I'm actually a fan of Charlie's art, but I can see it not being to everyone's taste. I think his true gift to the series is the mood he sets with his layouts...he can also draw a pretty mean zombie, IMO. So can series writer Robert Kirkman, who drew me a zombie sketch at a convention one time.
As a fan of the series, I'm really looking forward to this show. Hopefully they maintain the character interactions, and the anything can happen at anytime aspects that make the book so enjoyable.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||I really like that divisional setup||
It's the best one I've seen so fat and is pretty evenly balanced and keeps most existing rivalries except Wisky/Iowa. It honestly makes the most sense (to me at least), which is why it'll never happen!
|2 years 39 weeks ago||That's terrible...||
On the other hand, let's all pitch in and get Rosenberg, Snyder, and Sharp some OSU hats.
(They probably own some anyway)
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Love the picture||
Looks like he's telling someone they're in for a world of hurt (I'm sure what he'd really say would be censored)!
I hope he has a really good year. Everything I see/hear about him suggests he's a really good guy, a hard worker, and a leader in the offensive line. I'd really like to see him have a lot of success this year not only for our team, but hopefully for a bright future for him in the NFL.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Bill Lynch...||
I still can't see out of the eye where his gum hit me last year.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Breaking in a new jersey||
I've worn a Nike 86 replica away jersey (initially for Manningham), for quite awhile now. I also used to where a number 8 before that for Avant. This year though, I'll be breaking in a new jersey. After the spring game, my dad and I went to MDen to do a little shopping. There I found an authentic number 2 Adidas home jersey and I bought it instantly. I'm assuming it was from a year or so ago when McGuffie was starting, but I really wanted it because of Woodson. Also hoping Vincent Smith has a really good year as well.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Maybe a T-Shirt||
I don't know about rooting for them this year, but I'm thinking about wearing a Nebraska t-shirt when I go to Dallas in September for a conference. Wearing that along with my Michigan hat should lead to some interesting conversations, I'm sure.
So really, I wouldn't be doing it support Nebraska, but more so to piss off Longhorn fans. I guess I'm kind of a jerk. :)
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Rosebowl||
Which Big Ten division would get the automatic bid to the Rose Bowl? Assuming the Big Ten also expands to 16 with two 8 team divisions. They could probably rotate it to each division every year.
I know this is hypothetical, but that's a $#!T storm waiting to happen!
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Goldfinger||
Definitely. Had the best villian line in any Bond film...
"No, Mister Bond. I expect you to die." Classic.
Honorable mention for me would be Alec Trevelyan, 006. Not only because I loved the movie and the video game, but because I thought it was pretty cool having a rogue MI6 agent as the big bad.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Last Week||
I celebrated my birthday last week. Went out with some friends and had way too many Jaeger shots. Had to piece the night together from my friends the next day, which is always fun. It's like solving a mystery!
Apparently I was flirting with a girl playing pool, trying to give her pointers (She must have been pretty bad to take advice from a drunk). I guess my charms weren't what they used to be (shocking, I know), and my buddies said I was pretty bummed when she left.
After the bar we went back to my place and watched the Bad News Bears, which I don't remember at all but was still pretty coherent to my friends.
Also, Taco Bell at 2 in the morning after a hard night of drinking...not good. I do vaguely remember that, unfortunately. Thank God birthdays, only come once a year.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Personal Preference||
After all the OOT talk a few weeks back, I decided to play the Master Quest disc I got when I bought Windwaker (but had never gotten around to playing before). I figured I'd just use my Wii and used my old GC wireless controller.
It works pretty well, no real difference that I can remember from the N64 controller. I think it's actually smoother to use the C joystick to play the notes on the ocarina instead of the buttons on the 64 controller.
I did notice that I can't select the rumble feature, and I'm not sure if that's a limitation of my wireless GC controller, or if it would work with a N64 controller with the rumble pack. That hasn't really detracted from my enjoyment of playing the game, though.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Shouldn't it be...||
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I'm such a nerd||
I read that and the first thing I thought was:
"What does Nightcrawler have to do with this?"
Maybe I'm just looking for anything that can bring together my two favorite things, comics and Michigan athletics!