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|1 day 18 hours ago||Have to second the congrats||
You outdid yourself BiSB. Thanks for making my day.
|2 days 3 min ago||We all just witnessed the rap||
We all just witnessed the rap game change.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thanks for the clarification,||
Thanks for the clarification, I was very confused for a moment, though that is not all that unusual in my world sadly.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think I am missing something.||
Who was the conversation with? Who is the "He's" in that first paragraph? Should the person you are having a conversation with be named and I just missed it, or is this another one of the esoteric Mgoblog references where you don't get it unless you are part of the Mgoblog clubhouse like racist.gif?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Amazon card is okay.||
I have the Amazon card,as well, and buy a ton of stuff on Amazon (58 orders in the last 6 months, I just checked). I don't use it anywhere else though, just Amazon because you get triple points on the site (basically 3 points for every dollar spent). In the last year and a half I have built up about $180 (18,000 points) in credit, even with all those purchases. So not bad, but not amazing either.
I also have to utilize the Prime shipping to make the most out of this option. It is $79 annualy, but getting everything in 2 shipping days for free is nice, and worth it when you are making those many purchases. I would have paid much more than $79 in shipping costs in the last year, had I not had Amazon Prime, and I didn't have to waste gas or time by dredging out to local stores to buy the stuff, just shows up on my doorstep magically.
I also have a Delta Sky Miles. That one is a little more generous with the return. However, there is an annual fee of $95 dollars. I use it enough to get one free first class flight a year to basically anywhere in the continental U.S (about 50,000 miles). Not a bad deal for $95.
However, I don't like paying fees, and I love cold hard cash. Therefore my favorite card is my Chase Freedom. I get anywhere from 1%-5% cash back on the card. They run specials every quarter letting you know what places are offeriing the 5% back. Every quarter or so I redeem the points for cash, that gets added directly to my checking account. Comes out to about $150-$175 a quarter, with no annual fee. So to me it is the best.
It all comes down to what you are looking for though. I basically use the Chase Freedom and Amex the same amount, and buy everything with one of those two cards, excluding Amazon purchases of course. So you can see the difference in what you get with those 2 cards. Wanted to give some real world examples so you could compare and contrast.
Also, I pay everything with a credit card and pay it off at the end of the month, so I don't pay any interest. I do mean everything, I try not to carry much money on me, just enough for emergencies, so I am always getting some kind of reward when purchasing something. I also, do automatic payments on them for my gas, electric, cell, cable, and any other bill I can automate.
Hope that helps. As you can tell, I love getting rewards, if you have to spend your hard earned money why not maximize the benefit.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe just maybe.||
How great would it be if Jac actually had the right idea about how to use Denard? I just assumed when he went there, that he would languish in a bad orginization, as opposed to one that would know how to maximize his talents. Actually being able to develop as a skill player in that system would be his biggest achievement yet. Though they have used MJD to great success so far, maybe Denard is the guy that can build on what they have done at the RB spot already.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||When will he attend minicamp?||
Is it today?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||You should be removed from starting any more ignorant threads.||
Then this thread should be used as an example of those that preach tolerance being intolerant. This is not how you do it boys and girls.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Surreal.||
That interview with their uncle was pretty amazing.
Everyone keeps asking why they didn't leave. Obviously, these guys are pretty twisted and beyond thinking rationally about anything. Hopefully no one else is injured, these guys seem literally hell bent on destruction.
I hope they can take the younger one in peacefully, maybe we can get a window into why they did this, so that authorities can understand better how to deal with people like this in the future. It has been so long since I have felt safe, I miss that feeling.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Depth?||
With 5 seniors graduating, last years attrition, and Burke and Hardaway leaving, should I be worried about depth? Especially with McGary and Robinson being unknowns at this point and only 3 guys coming in.
Worst case scenario has only 5 guys who played any meaningful minutes last year. Hold me John Beilien and tell me it will be okay.
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||That list is terrifying.||
That list is terrifying.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I thought I was against him being there.||
But then they showed him getting out the car wearing Michigan gear, and I jumped up and cheered. I only hope the players aren't as nervous as I am.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||When the Red Sox finally won||
When the Red Sox finally won a World Series they brought back Bill Buckner, and it was an emotional moment of closure for all involved. Maybe this game isn't the game to do that. Maybe if Michigan wins it all and they raise the banner next year at Crisler, that would be the game to bring back the Fab Five. Or maybe Webber never feels the time is right and we get no closure, or moment of reconciliation.If that is the case, that is fine by me too.
I will remember the Fab Five for what they wear, a team of freshmen that turned into basketball rock stars and electrified Michigan and captured the imagination of the whole country. But if Webber doesn't come back this season or next, I think the window closes and Michigan has to move on. I am tired of the ESPN documentary, the questions on every sports site, the mentioning of it during every tournament game.
This moment is for the kids who are playing now, they earned it. Let us appreciate them for what they have done.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Another Excellent Article||
Kudos to you Ace for a really good article. I don't mean that as in "This is a really good article for someone having to deal with what you are dealing with" I mean that as in "This article was really good and it may have just taken Ace from a good read to a must read in my book." (My book is very exclusive btw, it's basically the equivalent of winning a Pulitzer)
I have been lurking on this site for almost 4 years now, and I feel like this week has produced some of the best front page stuff I have seen so far. Impressive, when you think about how Football oriented this site is.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I will add to those heaping||
I will add to those heaping praise on BiSB for this article. About half way through the article I found myself asking, "how many sports blogs have this level of writing." I can't imagine that Alabama football fans read posts this thoughtful, or that anyone is writing so eloquently about Gonzaga basketball. Sure maybe schools like Stanford or Vanderbilt may have a fan base that can produce this level of prose, but who would read it?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I have been harping on Trey||
I have been harping on Trey Burke all season for trying to do too much and not involving the other guys on the floor during big games. Obviously, I am an idiot, and Trey is the man. Thought this game was over...glad I was wrong.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Very true.||
Didn't even think of that.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||During Biology Class?||
I was doing my graduate work, but we were on spring break that week. Maybe my spring break in grad school was a little early or a little late, because I remember skipping classes to watch the first round of the tournament when I was an undergrad and all the guys watching it together. Of course I took 8 years between undergrad and grad school, so my memory may be wrong, lol.
Still, the Stu Douglas dunk is probably my favorite memory of Michigan Basketball in the last decade. That moment, was when I felt we were finally back.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I think the fact that Levert||
I think the fact that Levert is being pushed into the starting lineup is a blessing in disguise. Really like the athleticism he adds and the fearless way he plays.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Dumbest rumor ever.||
Hoke is more Pure Michigan than those T.V. ads. This is total hokum in my opinion. Brady Hoke is as entrenched as any coach in the Top 25. Would anyone be surprised if Saban or Meyer, or Brian Kelly jumped to another school or the NFL? Nope. Is Hoke gonna walk to New Jersey to coach Mark Sanchez, or to Oakland to coach that tire fire? Don't think so.
Do I answer my own questions when I get angry? Yes.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Being a little lazy Magnus I know.||
But how many of those guys come outside of the 350 mile radius? I like putting a fence around Michigan, beating the Buckeyes for guys in Ohio, and I know that Chicago and parts of Pennsylvania play really good football, but I worry we will limit ourselves by staying in that radius.
In the past we have been able to cherry pick some preytty good guys from Texas, California, and Florida. What is your sense of our ability to do so in the future, especially since Meyer is supposed to have those SEC contacts which will allow him to dip into Florida for the top recruits as well?
I do think as we transition to a more pro style offense we will be able to get even stronger players, especially at skill positions. Of course, that assumes that the spread in the NFL is just a fad, which I think it is. Pocket passers in traditional offenses win Superbowls, and if that is what we are running why wouldn't a coach or parent tell their kid to go to a school that will groom them for the NFL as opposed to one running a college offense.
I realize many will say the spread or read option is here to stay, I will believe it when I see it. If I am starting an NFL team today Luck vs. RG III is not even a debate. Wilson runs from time to time for the Seahawks, but he mostly uses his ability to move around in the pocket, and Kaepernick has played 10 games, he will either adjust, or face multiple injuries outside the pocket. Sorry...rabbit trail.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed.||
Line was average, Fitz wasn't focused, playcalling didn't go to his strengths. Hoping Al, can remedy at least some of these circumstances.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I wouldn't be surprised if he came back better.||
You can only do that so many times, before you are just broken down, but Fitz is young and I don't doubt that he will be better,physically, coming back.
I know he regressed in production last year, but don't you think that the reason for the bulk of his regression was a less than stellar run blocking line. Often, he got the ball with one or two defenders staring him in the face, so the two or three yeards he got was the best he could do. Unless you are Barry Sanders, all running backs depend on their lineman to allow them to get to the second level which is where they can showcase their abilities.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Poggi||
Poggi is the only one I am worried about come NSD, and this tweet helps. Hopefully we get our full class, and Hoke flipping a guy on NSD like he has the last two classes. If both those happen it will be another great class for Michigan. Hoke attending the Bball game makes me think he is fairly happy with what is gonna happen tomorrow.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Watching Craft on his back to end the game||
and knowing that a bunch of Ohio fans will be going to bed pissed off tonight, means this guy is going to bed with a smile on his face. Beating Ohio is always sweet.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I am sure this has been said during the thread...||
but I love watching Denard at the basketball game. Love to see him enjoying himself and rooting on the basketball team. Regardless of what anybody thinks about him at QB, he was exactly the right fit off the field and in the lockeroom.
On draft day everyone will talk about his speed, his potential, his hands, and his unkowns at a new position, but they should talk about what a model student athlete he has been. He isn't talked about a high character guy very much because he is such an athlete, but he should be. Look up Michigan Man, and you should see a pic of Denard.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Random thoughts after the game.||
Against really good teams we have looked timid on the road. I think ultimately we will be helped by having to play a couple brutal road games come tournament time. I guess the one thing that becomes apparent on the road is the youth of this team, especially with Stauskas and GR III. I would love to see THJ, as the elder statesman among the starters, take more control during those times.
Far from me to second guess our Coach (he has proven himself to be pretty stinking good after all), but I wouldn't mind him running more offense through THJ early during road games, when the team seems to be a little nervous. THJ seems like he is fairly unflappable. Then again, maybe the idea is not to use him as a crutch and allow the team to progress so we aren't dependent on any one guy.
Trey Burke did great to keep us in it. You can tell that fire is there to win, even if he doesn't show it on his face. Can't wait to see him on Tuesday. I expect him to be lethal.
This loss stings a little, but it is tempered by knowing that we now have a program that can compete with anybody and will for a long time.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe someone can answer this for me.||
Very good analysis, glad to see the basketball team getting all this love, both here and nationally.
I have seen every televised game this year, and I have a couple questions that I am hoping someone can answer for me.
I have been looking at fantasy drafts for next year (can't help myself). At this point the one's I have seen all have GR III going ahead of THJ. How is this possible? I understand players (epsecially in the NBA) are drafted on upside, but why is it that GR III is considered to have more upside? To me THJ is athletic, the guy we use when we need someone to be a defensive stopper on a scorer, has a great attitude, and plays within the system. I realize he is not as dominating as other years, but maybe that is because he doesn't have to be. Nothing against GR III, I am sure he will be great, but I don't understand why he is considered the better prospect.
Also, why isn't McGary getting more playing time or even starting? This especially makes me wonder with Morgan out. I understand he is very raw, but we just seem to be a better team with him on the court. He is a very good rebounder and brings an energy that no one else can match. I would think that combo along with his size would be critical come March.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I am in the minority it seems.||
I don't think Rutgers will be a cupcake. I doubt they will be where Michigan or Ohio are on a consistent basis, but I think they can be a tier below that. I haven't looked at the final rankings or bowl games over the last decade or so, but they have the raw materials to be better than a lot of teams that are in the Big Ten now and joinging the Big Ten will help them with recruiting, and other areas too.
One could argue that they have been a better team than at least half the Big Ten during the last half of the Schiano years. They also have a better upside. I think they could be better long term than , Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota, Northwestern ( and till the end of the decade Penn State) that is half the league right there and Iowa, and Michigan State aren't exactly juggernauts either so they could be passed too. So I wouldn't mind playing Rutgers and I think it could help our strength of schedule over the long term. Maryland is another matter altogether.
I will be pretty happy as long as we don't end up playing Ohio twice a year, I think that is just a nigtmare scenario.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||In my opinion||
You were being cheap. I delivered pizza's for a summer in colllege, back in the late 90's early 2000's. My average tip was about $3 and keep in mind that was nearly 10 years ago. Yes pizza places charge a delivery fee, but the driver keeps $.50-.$75 of that money tops and like it was mentioned earlier, that barely covers gas, that money basically goes to the store/franchise. I would have given you the same look, had you given me that tip. I usually tip $5 to the pizza guy and 20%-25% when I go out to eat. In my opinion no one has to go out to eat, it is a luxury, if you can afford that luxury you can afford to tip well.