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|4 days 2 hours ago||I signed up for auto-renewal of my Draftageddon complaints||
I don't even have to click on the thread and my auto-bitching will be posted anyway. Great time saver and makes compliance with first rule of Draftageddon a snap!
If MGoBlog were the Corelone family, Draftageddon would be Fredo.
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|4 days 4 hours ago||Why doesn't Drevno just send this guy up to the podium|
|5 days 18 hours ago||Let this be a lesson, kids.||
Sark--happy drunk, off-color jokes, creating a scene in a private function: embarrasment and an apology.
Moeller--angry drunk, loud tirade, creating a scene in a public place: job killer.
Also in the mix for contrast between the two results: 1995 vs. 2015.
|5 days 18 hours ago||True that||
but I left one personal detail out just to avoid being too much of a downer. My dad doesn't have 30 years out in front of him, more like 5-7 if we're lucky. he still has some other assets which have growth potential, but given the need for living expenses the next few years, I went way more conservative than the typical new retiree with a lot of golden years ahead.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Football.||
Basketball feels like winning a game. Football feels like you won a war.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Kudos to you, man.||
Completing a novel is one of those things on so many people's bucket lists (including mine), but so few people have the discipline that it takes to take a creative vision and actually see it through to a final product. I hope you find success. Actually, just completing it and putting it out there is a success, anything else is just a bonus.
For the rest of us, there's this:
|6 days 6 hours ago||This used to be a thing under Landry's Cowboys||
for many years. Not quite what these kids are doing (they don't even look set before the snap) but the Cowboys' line used to come out in a half set, then all stand up straight at the same time and go down into the 3-pt stance together. I hated the Cowboys but it did look pretty cool.
|6 days 6 hours ago||That's terribly rude.||
But someone had to say it.
|6 days 7 hours ago||I'm counting on my 1st edition Brian Cook Photobomb shirt||
to fund my kids' tuition. Sotheby's auction 2030, book it.
|6 days 7 hours ago||2 years?||
Like others have said, if that's your time frame, the best investment is to not invest at all. Save it in an online account or buy CDs. You should be able to get close to 1% (and that will be going up) in a no-fee cash account at Ally or Capital One 360 (formerly ING Orange) or several other online savings options if you go that route.
I was horrified when I took over control of my elderly dad's IRA last month and found it was full of high-risk, high-fee mutual funds (energy, biotech, emerging markets, etc). He's retired and is about to start living off that money. He had gotten lucky overall because of the runup in biotech the last year more than offset the others but it was a disaster waiting to happen-- so I moved all his stuff over to a low-risk, low-fee US Treasury fund figuring the drop in the price that might come as interest rates rise would be offset by the higher yields. I just got it moved over and boom, the stock market tanked.
Whew, what a disaster averted. He would have lost over 12% of his savings just in the last week. Those of you who have parents who expect to start withdrawing IRA savings soon or are already taking mandatory distributions, check out what they're invested in.
|1 week 18 hours ago||I totally would||
but I'm voting for Deez Nuts.
|1 week 22 hours ago||well... not literally||
in the sense they're not killing 8-10 million people globally every year.
But let's agree they would if they could... BUT FOR AMERICAN TOURISTS
|1 week 1 day ago||Maybe the French media assumes||
all American men are Marines, because compared to the average Frenchman... um, you know what I'm sayin'.
|1 week 1 day ago||Friday! Don't just sit there||
throw me a bone already, man.
|1 week 1 day ago||You shouldn't be an optimist||
even if we're in the top 1. It just doesn't pay off often enough. Just assume no one will ever commit to Michigan and let everything be a pleasant surprise.
|1 week 1 day ago||There are really 2 scandals here.||
One is the NFL's attempts to bury and discredit the research on CTE, which is not solely or even mostly about concussions. Their real fear isn't about losing a lot of Chris Borlands, TV viewers, or ticket buyers to moral qualms, it's that moms won't let sons play Pop Warner if the current research indicating it's really kids most susceptible to CTE becomes more mainstream knowledge.
Scandal Two is the NFL's stingy attitude to long-term disability and medical care for ex-players.
I think I understand the moral qualms. I would analogize it to people who are deeply troubled by institutionalized animal cruelty in industrial farming but still eat meat. Not sure what the answer is, but at a minimum I wish the weight of public opinion would push the League to do more on #2, god knows they've got the cash. It shouldn't take class-action lawsuits to force them to write the checks. The players union has been profoundly lousy about securing better long-term care, so there are many dirty hands in the picture.
|1 week 3 days ago||What if||
it's both mediocre and deep?
(I'll save someone the trouble: "That's what she said.")
|1 week 3 days ago||I think Rivals is a nice compliment to MGoBlog.||
I've been a subscriber to the former since about 2007 and discovered MGoBlog just after RR was hired. I think of it as being a little closer to the party line and getting the establishment view, then getting the guerrila, funnier, more cynical takes on here. The discussion board here is the only discussion board I post on in the entire interwebs.
For the most part, I only go to Rivals to read the "Hot Board" for position-group recruiting summaries and, more than anything, the ITF posts. That's what makes it worth the bucks for me personally. Their insiders seem to be pretty solid-- one example is the summer of 2010, when locals here were speculating if Denard could ever turn into a starting QB at the Div I level and any suggestion that he would be starting the opener vs. UConn was met mostly with derision and sky-is-falling panic. Over at Rivals, we had been hearing all spring and through fall camp that Denard had passed up Tate in work ethic and development over the offseason and he'd be the starter, and a capable one. The reports and observations from insidery insiders seem legit enough on balance. When a rumor is just that, they say so and state degree of confidence in the source.
Just over the past week, they've had 2-3 ITF posts that would have triggered 100+ post threads had the info been posted here. I find it useful and it gives this addict a satisying hit. Of course, as Brian mentioned, much of this comes down to paying to get some info a few days or maybe weeks before everyone else. I might drop it eventually. But if Michigan sports news overkill is wrong, I don't want to be right.
|1 week 3 days ago||I haven't gone back and searched the threads||
but in the week following UTL2 (2013), there was Heisman chatter and consternation that he might leave a year early for the NFL if he projected to round 1 by the end of the year. That's how amazing he looked in that game. Hard to believe now, but at the time, it was reasonable.
|1 week 4 days ago||Steelers-Ravens||
It's cooling off a little now with guys like Ray Lew, Ed Reed, and Polamalu gone, but for about 15 years it was by far the most physical football game you'd see anywhere.
|1 week 5 days ago||OK, see||
I found this about 100x more readable and useful as fan than Draftageddon itself.
|1 week 5 days ago||There are plenty of counterexamples||
to warm the hearts of people on either side of the political spectrum. Unionized retirees. Public Sector. Corporate CEOs. Veterans, who get health care for life regardless of whether their ailments are related to service. Charlie Weis.
None of them were denied the opportunity to at least bargain for the benefits.
|1 week 5 days ago||What, no love for the Nautilus?||
|1 week 5 days ago||Why is Ralph Malph walking around unsupervised by Potsie?||
And why is Robbie Benson walking around eating peanut butter straight from the jar?
In sum, I find the scenario largely implausible.
|1 week 6 days ago||Awesome.||
|1 week 6 days ago||and OSU players||
were evidently in their early to late 40s judging by how many had already succumbed to male pattern baldness.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Allow me to offer a analogy.||
Start with this quote from Lyle Lanley:
"A town with money is a little like a mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it and danged if he knows how to use it."
Now fix it thusly:
"[Brady Hoke] with [NFL talent] is a little like a mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it and [fuck] if he knows how to use it."
But isn't the good news that he may very well have been a recruiting genius who just left a loaded weapon on the table for someone who knows how to use it in a way that doesn't involve pointing it at his own feet?
Heh heh. Mule.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Poor Damn Mone.||
he's got no limbs left.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That's so strange, because||
I know a guy who claims to have a friend who eats dinner early and just went out with other friends, one of whom is a very insidery insider with the unversity and he got this juicy nugget about a silent commit.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Pot roast, mashed potatoes, one veggie side. $6.99 before 5:30pm||