to play football, not to play trumpet
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|3 years 51 weeks ago||Re: Denver||
We here in Denver have more marijuana dispensaries than we do Starbucks. Also, our alt-weekly has a weed critic. So there's...stuff... to do here. Don't group us in with Houston, man.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Fair point to the NCAA stuff.||
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Well done.||
This would also work quite well as a spray-paint stencil. MGOBANKSY DEMANDS IT.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Re: stem routes||
To add on to that point: Rudoph's "round" routes are intentionally so. Much more so than the traditional route tree, Kelly's receivers transition to soft areas of coverage and explore ways to morph around the D.
Smart Football took a crack at explaining some of this when Kelly was hired: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Deconstructing-The-roots-of-Brian-Kelly-s-geni?urn=ncaaf-202207
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I'll come out now.||
I was the last copyeditor for TSB (Brian can check my email for factchecking purposes), so I lose one of my jobs. Such is the ways of working in Skynet.
FWIW, it was a really cool group of people. Dan Levy and Andy Hutchins were and are funny and kind and damn cool people. Fact, I interviewed Brian for the Michigan Review back in '05 or '06, so it was awesome to get a daily email from him with his post. Brian's posts were for the most part very lightly edited, his initial quality was pretty solid error-free. But we already knew this, didn't we?
And yes, my gig was probably further proof that MGoBloggers are everywhere.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Agree with your hopin'||
But disagree abt wrestling. Carwin's actually as big or slightly bigger than Lesnar, he walks around at about 300 lbs. Also, not a bad wrestler himself.
Two other points: (1) this is probably going to be a quick fight, I think everyone will be surprised if it goes longer than one and a half rounds. (2) for those who don't know, this is Carwin's second job, he's a full time engineer, has his Master's in enviro engineering. So if you're a engineering major or geek who's always wanted an ass-kicking avatar, you know where your loyalty should be.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||BOOO POLITICS BOOO||
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Was at the CU game||
[insert disclaimer about being a lacrosse fan at about a level 2 paladin with not even 12+ wisdom yet]
You nailed it on the lackadaisical nature of the team. There were a number of early moments that were very similar to, in basketball parlance, Guy Makes Basket Then Steals Disinterested Inbound Pass From Other Team To Score 4 Points In 3 Seconds And Kill Other Team's Fanbase. Even as the game progressed, I could sense that there was this attitude of "Hey, what's the big deal, we got the horses to come back," only for it to kick in too late.
Even though we lost, I will say that it was awesome watching the attempt at a comeback. We have serious fire power. Chalk me up in the Not Worrying About Winning Another Champeenship column.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||For a brief moment||
I thought you were wanting to see Jon Chait on the field.
The best part him at QB would be that he would probably also write the best and strongest denunciation of his own performance and defenestrate the coaches for such poor decision making that would make them put a fortysomething political writer in the backfield.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Easy Peasy Lemon Squeasy||
Another one-off of your phrase idea is to just remember the first letter of every word in a line from a song, play, book, poem, movie, &c. For capital letters, just the first word in a line or a sentence should suffice.
So for example:
Looks impossible to remember until you know where it comes from:
|5 years 45 weeks ago||For Duke||
A benchwarmer for the Blue Devils is a family friend, and I've always wanted to say "I've beaten the hell out of a NCAA basketball champion, in foosball."
This is my chance.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Without a doubt||
He will go to the Packers at the 23rd pick as GM Ted Thompson awakens from his drunken stupor to do something of Moderate Acceptability for once. BG will be the OLB in a 3-4 that Kampman never was, and proceed to rip Jay Cutler's head off on a regular basis while bitch-making Adrian Peterson.
|6 years 14 hours ago||Amen||
Surprised it took this long in the thread to mention him. If I'm ever forced to get married, he's running the ceremony. I feel we should all chip in a Rubadeau story to spread the gospel to the MGoBoard. Here's a starter:
Rubadeau: here's how you remember the difference between "who" and "whom." Knock, knock.
Me: Who's there.
Me: Fuck who?
Rubadeau: It's fuck "whom," you moron.
|6 years 4 days ago||Not to ruin the griping thread||
But to answer the OP's sorta question: as the number of podcasts grows, and as the cheaper/easier/more ubiquitous mp3 players get, and as cars start having greater connectivity to said mp3 players, the closer to extermination local radio will get.
I can fill my entire day with informative and entertaining podcasts with just 15 minutes a night on the iTunes store.
And at the eventual future date when most major metropolitan areas are covered in high-speed broadband coverage, hello internet radio and goodbye terrestrial nincompoops.
|6 years 5 days ago||Back to the OP's question||
(And while I'm not in the MGoLegal Dept., I am in the MGoJournalist wing so I know a bit about this)
Slander and libel charges have a few hurdles to clear if they are to stick. Also, keep in mind that the burden is on the plaintiff- in my opinion one of the perks of living in a society that protects free speech. Anyway, the hurdles are (roughly) as follows:
1. The statement was made (check)
The problem is this: Drew Sharp is an opinion sports journalist for the Freep. Most every comment he makes he can claim as an opinion statement rather than a reporting statement. If a court found this to be the case (and let's face it, they would), there's really no slander charge to be found.
Slander and libel are really thrown around way too liberally for what our justice system and Constitution provide. Love it or hate it, our governmental policy is designed to protect citizens from willfully malicious communications that harm their ways of life. It doesn't protect us from sniveling assholes who think their only way to protect their dying industry is through controversy and pandering (all the while killing the medium for fellow journalists *coughcoughcough*) making opinionated and cheap comments.
As an aside, I find Sharp's comments even more offensive in the light of the justice system (as opposed to football recruits/sports in general). This is a man who is deliberately ignoring the woeful history of our country's criminal system (especially in relation to minorities) to make a silly and unentertaining talking point. I'm sure at some point in the future there will be a sports-and-justice issue where he is on the other side, and he will take the opportunity to then wield the race stick to berate all who disagree and claim a bereaved status to draw sympathy. I'm sorry Drew: when you say the things you've said in the past few days, you've cast your lot, and it's not with those of us who presume innocence before guilt.
|6 years 1 week ago||Good conclusion, bad reasoning||
Considering that Northwestern makes close to double what Texas does in television revenue, considering that Texas has less than 2 decades of history with the Big 12, considering that their two rivals (OU and TAMU) can be easily scheduled with room for a Nu-Big 12 conference, and considering that the rest of the U of Texas staff, accountants, research scientists, professors, and grad students would crawl over broken glass to join CIC, they're dominant role in the Big 12 really holds little sway.
That doesn't mean, however, that I think they will come. Growing up in Texas, I've had enough experience with obstreperous blowhard politicians that demonize everything north of the Red River to imagine a scenario where Texas politicians sign some kind of political block to ensure that the Longhorns aren't made to go play in the land of the Yankees.
Trust me: Texas isn't nearly as satisfied with being a big fish in a (relatively) podunk pond. I can say pretty confidently that the members and numbercrunchers of the university would love the Big 10. Other Texans and UT supporters would be initially more skeptical.
|6 years 1 week ago||Mom?||
When did you get an account?
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Songs that came to mind||
- Those moves are straight from The Music Man's "Shipoopi"
EDIT: co-sign the "show tunes rock" comment. I know there's not many musical theater types here in the MGoCommunity, but every single one of the musicals I mention above is amazing, homophobes be damned.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Thank you for your service||
And you, ma'am, are an amazing woman. I thought this was a dude-only forum, and you have asploded that myth. Shame on me.
I wish my mother was as cool as you, and I can only pray that I marry a woman as tolerant as you are of my internet tendencies. As reductionistic as it might sound: double-X-chromosome + understanding of my internetz tendency = marriagebait
Again: thank YOU for your service.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Willing to take the negbanging for this||
But all things with bubbles in them are called Coke. I think it's a Biblical commandment. You can go to Taco Bell and order a Pepsi Coke if you want. On New Year's drink some champagne Coke. I personally like Diet Dr. Pepper Coke, but to each his own, to each his own.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I transferred to UM||
I started out at Pepperdine, which for those who don't know is pretty much right on the beach in Malibu. Even though I do wonder what it would've been like to spend 4 years there, and even though it seems like nearly all UM athletics have been on a near-historic decline since my decision to transfer (came in a few days after the '05 Rose Bowl), no regrets here. Part of the decision was based on sports stuff, but part was the academics and part was the prospect of living in Ann Arbor.
Take it from a Coloradoan that has no geographical loyalty in the BCS conference debate: regardless of how the football teams do, the Big 10 is head-n-shoulders the best conference for college towns.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Senior year||
I lived directly above it, in the room next to the dude that runs it. You could get a contact high just walking into the hallway at 8 am. Almost needless to say: it was awesome.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I'll answer||
Hell yes. And 9 times on each weekend.
I'm a sucker for batshit-insane theatre majors. But that's just me.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I'm here||
for the kittens. I just put up with all the sports talk.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||+1||
For your honesty.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Even if you don't like the Haiti ads||
Why in pluperfect hell would you think to post your discontent in this forum? What's the upside? Were you thinking "maybe I'll find a bunch of people who are irritated by foreign aid AND love Michigan athletics! We can bond over those shared passions!"?
You and quite a few other members need to realize that the MGoBoard is not your personal blog. You want a platform from which you can espouse your enlightened and well-considered opinions? Blogger or Wordpress would love to have you. Otherwise, let's keep the "OT"'s to things that, while perhaps off-topic, have some relevance to the central ethos of this site.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||+1||
Hell yes. Quality position coach > a recruit or two.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||I lol'd at West Fuckin Virginia||
But I ROFLMAO'd at the wondering about Krag1N1.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Right In My Wheelhouse||
For the burbon (sic) stricken amongst us, there's some good ones, but I'm going to recommend the Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon for 09. They've done a solid by us, this year having a fruity nose like a muthafucka and a body like Joan Holloway.
Old Rip Van Winkle is an old standby that hasn't disappointed.
And to you under-agers and economical men with a beach volleyball court in your front yard-- Evan Williams tastes quite similar to Jack with about $12 less per 1.75 (Colorado prices). That'll do the trick, IME.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||From the land of Oregon||
Deschutes Brewery has Mirror Mirror, their double batched Mirror Pond Pale Ale. It's technically a barley wine, since they age some of it in oak barrels.
It is just tits.