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|1 hour 18 min ago||Appropos of nothing, but||
Appropos of nothing, but speaking of food, the proprietors of the Duluth Grill just opened a barbecue place called the OMC Smokehouse, and it's really good. Worth a try if you ever grace the neighborhood.
|3 hours 25 min ago||I don't do anything cool like||
I don't do anything cool like this. About the most extreme I get is I'll occasionally put blue cheese dressing on my pizza (works well after serious hot sauce on previous slices).
My wife does make a mean pot of cinnamon rice, which we accidently discovered is made even better by a touch of chicken stock when it is made. So that's an odd bit.
|3 hours 28 min ago||I used to think that only||
I used to think that only History's Greatest Monsters could like pineapple on pizza.
Then I worked in pizza delivery, and that was the pizza that didn't get sold, so I tried it...
And now I understand. Not my first choice, but a good choice.
|3 hours 31 min ago||+1 cold water that's rather||
+1 cold water that's rather relevant.
|14 hours 14 min ago||Classic example of a thread||
Classic example of a thread topic (another delay in Grant Perry's trial) that is valid and even a thread title ("Why does Perry's case keep getting Adjourned?") that might be a reasonable question that is torpedoed by cringeworthy content.
It's reasonable to ask about delays like this; there are a fair number of lawyers who participate on this site that could tell you. But the conspiracy suggestion is just flat embarrassing. How not to start a thread 102, I guess. (The 101 class is that thread featuring good content and a useful link that was briefly nuked by the "eviscerates" thread title).
|1 day 6 hours ago||It's interesting that nobody||
It's interesting that nobody ever describes the planets as "Venus-like" in these publicity barrages, despite similarities in size and likely greater similarities in environment. Always whistling through the Fermi graveyard.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Seems to be the case. It is a||
Seems to be the case. It is a very thorough article, and gives Yoder a chance to defend himself (which he does poorly). This isn't just some garden variety Chat Sports controversy; this is Chat Sports getting exposed as a fraud.
Ace, Brian, and Nick Baumgardner (at least) have all spiked the football on twitter today about this, and it is richly deserved.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Except that "Ace Williams"||
Except that "Ace Williams" was exposed as a fraud and Chat Sports has now, in this article and in an attempt to defend themselves, confirmed that they used fake authors, verifying Brian's findings. Further, the behavior of Yoder as described in the headline is so startlingly similar to that of Williams that the only reason I have not to believe that they are the same person is that it is unlikely that Yoder was producing fake original content for so many different teams.
There's the made up sources, the promised deal/explosive story, the stalling and stringing along, the gaslighting, all of it. "Ace Williams" did all of that stuff.
The only disappointing thing is that "Ace Williams" probably was indeed in high school and even if he was in fact exposed it would probably be a joyless exercise revealing the identity of someone who was an idiot teenager (hey, I've been an idiot teenager) who has now moved on with life and doesn't deserve to be destroyed for his youthful silliness. Probably.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Knew it was coming but this||
Knew it was coming but this stings. He was a great flip, showed tremendous promise, and really looked set to be a great player as soon as next season. Perfect for what Michigan does.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Not trying to throw shade at||
Not trying to throw shade at Wiltfong, and perhaps my comment is inaccurate. Looking more at the asterisks and the hype that turns out to be backed up by... what, exactly.
|2 days 7 hours ago||mattd (if that is the right||
mattd (if that is the right guy) doesn't have any comments like that in his mgoblog history. There is one person who claims to have seen practices (or a practice, his story changed a bit and he was rather a jerk to everyone, so I tended to give him little credence) and claimed that Beilein was all O all the time.
I was skeptical, but this is independent analysis suggesting that there's some meat there.
|2 days 7 hours ago||This reminds me of that time||
This reminds me of that time that "Ace Williams" claimed on twitter that he had huge news, just needed to verify something with a source, finish editing his article, etc...
|2 days 8 hours ago||Only two bad things about||
Only two bad things about football season: 1. It's the end of summer, and I love summer. 2. This joke will sadly be outdated.
|2 days 8 hours ago||They may be from Wiltfong but||
They may be from Wiltfong but it is awfully unusual here. Might be better to drop the direct quote and have the title be something like "Steve Wiltfong says good news coming."
|2 days 10 hours ago||I appreciate this.||
I appreciate this.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I can't see whatever it is||
I can't see whatever it is you posted. Not sure if it's my problem or yours.
Doesn't matter, I know what it is: the printer scene from Office Space.
|2 days 11 hours ago||This is the funniest picture||
This is the funniest picture I've seen in a long time on this site.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Meh. I'm fine with the status||
Meh. I'm fine with the status quo but if a reader only visits once a day the week before the first game of the season there is fresh, important content posted that same day that's not even on the front page.
The week before kickoff I am not that guy, so it doesn't affect me.
|2 days 12 hours ago||If Michigan wins the football||
If Michigan wins the football national championship I'd be down for one, last, nostalgic site crash just for old time's sake.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Btw what's the||
Btw what's the points-to-bolivar exchange rate? I'm interested in cashing in.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Thanks, Brian.||
|2 days 12 hours ago||I hate to complain, and I was||
I hate to complain, and I was highly critical of the headline, but the link was still useful and the conversation civil. Perhaps the title could have been edited?
|2 days 13 hours ago||It's not weird; you just||
It's not weird; you just didn't read the piece. The article was part 1 of a series, which was written right at the top. The article featured comments on 7 B1G teams and 7 ACC teams and 4 Big 12 teams. There will be more articles with more comments about other teams. Frankly, all one needs to do to catch this is skim the article without reading it.
|2 days 13 hours ago||What's backhanded about||
What's backhanded about saying that Wilson and Wagner have emerged and saying that the offense is so good that guys who wouldn't normally be able to score are getting 8 or 10 points a game?
|2 days 13 hours ago||This is nicer than the||
This is nicer than the comment threads after a loss, I can say that. I came for "merciless evisceration" and got zingers like "Zak Irvin is having a down year." Ouch, man, that leaves a mark and is totally unfair except for the inconvenience that it is completely true.
One might quibble about the Walton bit and the discussion about coaching time spent on offense vs defense seems hard to verify (though that exact accusation has been leveled at the staff on this board) but I don't see how this is unfair at all.
And the idea that Michigan gets unequally targeted by these anonymous reports is absurd. The articles like this always discuss multiple teams and usually run either by conference or by tier. If someone thinks that because they've read a few of these on mgoblog that means Michigan is getting targeted, this means that the person isn't reading much and has a myopic perspective of sports journalism and nothing else.
|3 days 6 hours ago||There's some truth to that.||
There's some truth to that. It is also true, however, that Michigan Stadium is unusual in how embedded it is in a non-student neighborhood. The entire west range is surrounded by conventional houses. Most stadiums are located squarely in the middle of a major campus area of the school, including places like the Shoe, Spartan Stadium, Death Valley (both of them), the Swamp, Jordan-Hare, etc. Bryan-Denny, which I have not visited, does border a residential area but that appears to be a student housing area as well.
One of the great charms of approaching Michigan Stadium from the west is walking in front of regular houses, cutting through Almendinger Park, weaving through the trees, being in a real neighborhood that is bustling with excitement. It's too far from central campus to absorb any significant student rentals, so actual local people live there. My friend's grandma lived a block east of Seventh, for example, and I used to visit the houses of kids I went to school with there.
It's not a fake issue. I don't think it is necessary to never hold night games for this reason, but it is a real concern and one that is tangibly different from other schools.
|3 days 8 hours ago||OSU is sacrosanct, but I||
OSU is sacrosanct, but I think a UM-MSU night game would be great. Start it anywhere between 3-9 pm.
|3 days 10 hours ago||I will point out one thing: I||
I will point out one thing: I advocated for a minivan earlier, and crossovers are popular, but one alternative for a family with younger children that doesn't need six seats all the time is actually an extended cab pickup. The ones with full sized back seats, plus a convertible middle seat in the front row, aren't bad. A friend loaned us their F-150 for a Michigan trip a couple of years ago and other than the annoyance of having a daughter between my wife and I it was comfortable and enjoyable for our 25+ hours of driving.
Of course, there are mileage and size issues, and it's not for everyone. But might work for some people. YMMV.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Concur. I live in a city of||
I live in a city of sharp hills that gets tons of lousy driving weather, so I would appreciate 4WD occasionally, yet the family minivan handles everything we need it to just fine.
It can tow in a pinch, though if one tows a lot a vehicle better equipped for it would be a wiser choice, especailly given the transmissions on Chrysler minivans.
All that said, our minivan does everything we need it to perfectly. Lots of space, fold-flat seats that are genuinely delightful to use, adequate at everything. I understand that someone doesn't feel like they need the space all the time, but frankly if you need space like that with any regularity you'll be glad you went all the way. For passengers, luggage, groceries, and any cargo short of 4x8 sheets of plywood, a minivan is a great option.
4x8 sheets of plywood technically work, but you have to have the front seats moved all the way forward. I discovered this at Home Depot some time ago when I had to call my wife to come drive the van because with 4x8s in the back I could no longer physically get into the driver's seat (she's 5'3, I'm 6'5).
I tried to find a reasonable, affordable alternative to a minivan for passenger carriage for years. The result? I own a minivan.
|4 days 4 min ago||Not a shot at tennis, AB, a||
Not a shot at tennis, AB, a sport I respect and enjoy watching. My post was a response to a poster who claims to be a coach that turned around a sport. A little research into his posting history reveals that he has, in the past, claimed to be the coach of a D-2 tennis team.
So I am simply addressing that claim at face value. If that seems to undermine the credibility of the post I am responding to, well, that wound is self-inflicted.