Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I thought he looked like||
I thought he looked like "Lyle" from the Summer of George episode of Seinfeld
|3 years 47 weeks ago||I, too, am going||
I was wondering this myself. From one of the responses in the last thread, it looks like Lot 49 is the place to go. Seems like a lot of the lots are only open to people with season parking passes, which is irritating.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||THE HUGE SHOW IS TERRRRRIIIBBBLLLLLLLLEEEE||
But that being said I listened to a lot of the Bacon interview yesterday on the way home and it was good ... mostly because Bacon was talking a lot, and "Huge" (read: dipshit) hardly said anything.
In the interview, Bacon mostly re-hashes everything he's already said in the stuff Brian posted. But it was cool to hear him actually say it. Sounds like a very smart, unassuming guy who has his shit together; knows the difference between what he knows and what he thinks he knows. He sounds very credible and I'll probably believe everything I read when my copy finally gets delivered.
Hopefully this book puts some pressure on Carr/Martin/etc to speak up and explain themselves -- but they probably won't.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||FTFY||
days until either Seth or Matt triumphantly converts 20 glorious EXTRA POINTS against Western (and Michigan will win regardless of who kicks THEM).
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I'm sorry||
It's just funny as hell. That's all that needs to be said.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||The finish to that game was absolutely insane||
I feel like this game gets overlooked when people talk about the great games in recent Michigan football history for some reason. It was my first game in the student section and I'll sure as hell never forget it.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||a whip = a car||
not sure exactly when/where/how that got started but rappers have been saying it for a while
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I don't know if I'd say that's the "kicker"||
because those three paragraphs are really pretty much the entire article. The rest of it is just filler -- fluffy quotes from Doug Archie, fluffy quotes from Orville Redenbacher, etc. They could've just published those three paragraphs but instead tried to stretch it out to take up more page space.
I'm not sure how big of a deal all of that is, but I am sure that OSU will have some explanation for it, truthful or not. Unfortunately I think it's gonna take more than just this to bring about that big juicy LOIC allegation we're all hoping for.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Meh||
but yeah it still beats the shit out of anything the B1G has come out with lately
|4 years 18 weeks ago||FIRE KUESTER||
then do other stuff
|4 years 18 weeks ago||That last one = "This business will get out of control"||
"It'll get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it"
/sorry i've been reading the edsbs message boards too much lately
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I like the ones where you get both #'s in one picture||
|4 years 18 weeks ago||So what if he's ineligible||
it's not like that's stopped him from playing before
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Doug Karsch ... more like Doug DARSH||
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I stay away from ESPN.com message boards||
they angry up the blood
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Yeah but Qdoba is better||
THERE I SAID IT
|4 years 19 weeks ago||RIP GREG GIRALDO||
Unfortunately you can tell he had to reel himself in a couple times there because he was on NBC. FUCK YOU NETWORK TELEVISION FOR CLINGING TO YOUR SANCTIMONIOUS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||pleasebetruepleasebetruepleas||
|4 years 19 weeks ago||You can count on Simmons to||
You can count on Simmons to kick ass on the wrestling front, especially whenever he waxes nostalgic about the glory days of the late 80's and early 90's. Probably because wrestling is so similar to his other passion, the NBA.
R.I.P. Macho Man
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Sounds to me like a potential||
Sounds to me like a potential candidate for the Lindsey Hunter All-Stars
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Helmet stickers for some...||
miniature American flags for others
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Ultimately, uniforms probably don't mean much, you're right...||
but it's a way for us to make ourselves stand out get some extra attention. And I'll repeat that the most important thing for us to do is win the game -- if we don't do that, it doesn't really matter what we wear. Personally I think it'd be badass if we wore those hideous things and still won -- it sends a message along the lines of "we can wear this stuff and still look awesome because we're that damn good" -- but that might be just me.
Obviously at the end of the day uniforms don't mean much to a recruit, but like I said, it's a good way to get some attention (as long as we win).
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I'm one of the people who has criticized him for leaving||
and I'm sticking with my rationale. He has A LOT of work to do to become a serviceable NBA player. In his 2 years here he displayed no outside jumper, no ability to use his left hand, and despite his ability to distribute the ball he still dribbled too much. I'M NOT SAYING HE DOESN'T HAVE THE TALENT TO BE A VERY GOOD NBA POINT GUARD, I just thought he could benefit more from starting for another year in college rather than riding a bench in the NBA (or sitting at home if there's a work stoppage).
HOWEVA, my initial criticism was also based on him being projected to go in the 2nd round. With him now being almost unanimously projected to go in the 1st, his decision is a lot easier to defend, especially since next year's draft will be loaded. Still, I think he could have really improved his draft standing (read: rookie contract) if he stayed here another year.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I'd love to be able to refer to him as||
the "well-dressed Armani Reeves" as a throwback to the ESPN days before Chris Berman was a caricature of a caricature of himself and NFL Primetime had to be merged into SC.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Either that||
or it's one hell of an esoteric reference.
I do love that pic of Threet though, in all it's vaingloriousness. I was at that game and I remember losing my shit once I realized he still had the ball and was quietly running through the Wisconsin defensive backfield.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I think they're ugly as hell, but the thing is...||
... Oregon's been wearing ugly-as-shit uniforms full-time for like 7 or 8 years now, and recruits have been FLOCKING there*. I actually think this would be a good thing -- recruits don't want to go somewhere that always just does the same old shit, they want to go somewhere that's edgy and DGAF what the rest of the world thinks. Either way, the most important thing is that we win the game.
*Though possibly and hopefully for other (illegitimate) reasons
|4 years 21 weeks ago||First off, all thoughts,||
First off, all thoughts, prayers, and condolences should go to the Douglas family. This is truly a tragic time for them.
Second off ... they're all over this at EDSBS and it looks like the person at ESPN who wrote it was a UM grad (http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2011/5/12/2167778/report-aaron-douglas-alabama-lineman-found-dead-in-jacksonville#comments). So be prepared for an onslaught of scUM-bashing on the internets. Tough to disagree that Mr. Lin deserves the e-beating that he's taking but unfortunately it probably won't stop at him.
Let's keep this in perspective though -- the story here is a young man losing his life far too soon (although the ESPN Insider story is becoming even bigger, unfortunately). Again, thoughts and prayers should go to the Douglas family and the Alabama family as a whole, which has had to deal with far too much tragedy in the past few weeks.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||In the days following the goal||
I remember WRIF putting together a mash-up of "Hey Man Nice Shot" with clips of Mickey LOSING HIS SHIT from the call of that goal. I wonder if it still lives on somewhere in the internets...
On an unrelated note, it looked like there were a few empty seats in the lower bowl at the start of OT #2, I wonder how many people missed the goal b/c they were in an infamous Joe Louis bathroom line. THAT. WOULD. SUCK.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Which Lidstrom center-ice goal?||
He's scored 2 ... one in G3 vs Vancouver in 2002 and one in G6 vs Nashville in 2008.
Also what was the Statue of Liberty goal? UPDATE: Just saw where you explained it further up the thread. Never heard it called that before -- either way yeah that was awesome, fuck Roy.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||PASS SPORTS FTW||
PASS SPORTS FTW
|4 years 21 weeks ago||He had one final statement after all of that:||
"And we're gonna get started right after we get this little OSU thing out of the way. Getting tatoos of cars or whatever it was. Oh dear, those Buckeyes are so silly sometimes ... welp, boys will be boys!"
|4 years 21 weeks ago||No argument here||
Mickey Redmond is Godsend. Red Wings playoff games with Mickey in the booth are things to be cherished. Ken Daniels does a great job too.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||I think I'd rather see a||
I think I'd rather see a healthy Modano than a hobbled Franzen, even if Franzen thinks he can go. I love The Mule but he just hasn't been able to give us much in this series. Modano is "chomping at the bit" per the ESPN.com Preview.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||I'm guessing the NHL is||
I'm guessing the NHL is concerned that fans in SJ might have a tough time getting to the arena by 6pm. The HYPOTHETICAL Game 7 is scheduled for 9pm though FWIW ... which is hopefully something.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I do understand||
that it makes sense for them to pander to big markets. I also understand that the Lakers' flame-out was one of historic proportions and obviously deserved more attention than the Wings/Sharks game.
The content still needs to add value though. If they want to spend time giving me thoughtful insight as to why the Lakers were so bad, or where they go from here, that's fine. But hearing Magic Johnson slowly repeat obvious statements after watching several minutes of post-game press conference fluff is just Goddamn mind-numbing. SportsCenter doesn't need to be 2 fucking hours long.
I realize that I can go online (or to ESPNews, or wherever) if I just want to see highlights, but why does SC have to be so irritating to watch now? I honestly don't know who is still watching it at this point, not counting the people who leave it on and set the sleep timer.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Very provocative "There are..." right here||
Incorporating recruits AND throwing Mike Hart out there as our future head coach? Spicy stuff.
BTW, thinking about Mike Hart taking the helm after 25 or-so years of Hoke-led dominance damn near gives me goosebumps. Then again it's also cold in my office.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Also, it's not exactly a cliche, but...||
I'm so beyond sick of EVERY GAME needing to be broken down by a panel of talking head "experts" on SportsCenter for 15 minutes. SC has become so watered down with these segments that it's pretty much intolerable to watch now -- especially because most of these experts can't even form a complete sentence.
CASE IN POINT: On last night's SportsCenter we got to hear Magic Johnson spend 5 minutes repeating himself about how the Lakers' play was embarassing (no shit Magic, thanks for that), while all of 30 seconds were spent showing Wings/Sharks highlights.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Everything has to be "... EVER"||
Best ever. Worst ever. Craziest ever.
I also hate "take it to the next level" or "step their game up". Just a less-straightforward way of saying "play better". FUCK OFF AND TAKE YOUR SUPERFICIAL ANALYSIS WITH YOU, YOU ARE ADDING NOTHING BY SAYING THIS.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||"Walk-off single" is a lot worse IMO||
I'm okay with walk-off homer, because if the guy walks around the bases after a home run it's okay. On the other hand A SINGLE CANNOT BE A WALK-OFF BECAUSE IF THE FUCKER WALKS TO FIRST BASE HE WILL BE THROWN OUT FROM THE OUTFIELD.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||HANS, BHOOOBIE [sp?]||
I'M YOUR WHITE KNIGHT
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I'll finish the thread title||
"... until Tressel is gone"
|4 years 23 weeks ago||One solid purchase I made before last year...||
was one of those big orange Coleman water coolers with the spigot at the bottom. It was an impulse buy at Meijer for like $15 (on-sale), but having a bigass jug of water is helpful for washing hands, re-hydrating between high-gravity malted beverages, and so on.
Plus if we get a huge win, there's the chance I could talk somebody into pouring it all over my head like I'm a head coach.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Sharks lead right now 3-0 midway through the 2nd||
I'm not sayin, I'm just sayin. Not that anybody's reading this anyway.
Chicago, by contrast, is up 5-0 on Vancouver. Maybe we were debating the wrong series...
|4 years 24 weeks ago||If he leaves he's fucking retarded||
No outside shot, no left hand. Obviously he'll get drafted if he leaves, but he could improve his draft position A LOT if he sticks around for a year and just develops a perimeter shot. IT MAKES NO FUCKING SENSE FOR HIM TO GO TO THE NBA RIGHT NOW. I know it's easy for me to say, but he could get a hell of a lot better of a rookie contract if he sticks around one more year.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say "oh screw him he wasn't that good anyway", because he's talented as hell and I'm grateful as hell that he went to Michigan ... but I just don't think it makes sense for him to leave right now when he could be a LOTTERY PICK next year. Oh, and there's that whole lockout thing.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Agree to disagree||
I understand that the Sharks have a history of underachieving in the playoffs. This Kings team hasn't exactly proven itself either though -- in fact they had a 2-1 series lead in the first round last year (can't remember who they played) and ended up losing the next 3.
I just don't see a young team like the Kings bouncing back from a collapse like that, at least not against a team as talented as the Sharks. Maybe 99% is too strong though ... I'll downgrade it to 97.34%.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I'd be all over it, but I||
I'd be all over it, but I can't handle the uncertainty of not knowing when the games will be. It looks about 99% certain that we'll play the Sharks though, meaning we won't have home-ice. (Vancouver will probably finish off Chicago tonight and I don't think the Kings can recover from their Game 3 bed-shitting the other night).
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I agree on all counts||
Good voice ... check.
But it just doesn't all come together for me. I don't hate all R&B, I just think a lot of her songs are pretentious and cheesy as hell. I haven't respected her since that damn "No One" song or whatever it was called, from 2008. All of her songs get overplayed too, so even the ones I kind of like (e.g. Empire State of Mind) start to piss me off after a while.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||FUCKING FIGURES||
Expect the season to start no sooner than October 16th
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Well if she did||
she'd probably better at it than she is at making music.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I can't either||
I don't quite think it can be a tell-all book though, since a lot of the players involved are still, you know, on the team. We might get some interesting stuff about guys who've gone on to the NFL though, especially those that have talked some shit after they left (Morgan Trent, Terrance Taylor, etc).
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Dylan, DYLAANN, Dylan, Dylan and Dylan||
I RIP AND I RHYME
I SPIT HOT FIRE
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Alicia Keys sucks||
Alicia Keys sucks
|4 years 24 weeks ago||All Up In The Family and Fire Marshall Bill||
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Deceptive thread title?||
Sounds like he's not defending Tressel so much as saying that Gee & Smith are every bit as guilty as he is. I didn't read the article though -- just the snippet above.
That being said, I'm sure the NCAA will be defending Tressel when this is all said and done. I'm choosing to maintain blind pessimism until this is all over, which it won't be for a very long time.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||The Huge Show sucks ass||
It's nice that he doesn't hate us like most of the blowhards on the radio, but ... God that show SUUUUUCKS
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Thanks for the support Caesar||
I'M GUESSING IT WAS THE ALL-CAPS THAT IRKED SOME PEOPLE. WELL GUESS WHAT, THIS ONE'S IN ALL-CAPS TOO BITCHES. SORRY IF 2 OF YOU ARE THREATENED BY HOW INTENSE I AM.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||This goes here||
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Are you sure you didn't mean...||
DUSTIN DIAMOND? /screech'd
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Disturbing||
Can't believe this is still up
|4 years 25 weeks ago||YOU LOOK AT THIS GUY AND YOU SAY||
NOW HERE'S A GUY WHO KNOWS HOW TO USE THAT STICK-THING TO PUT THAT RUBBER PUCK-TYPE THING INTO THAT NET THEY'VE GOT SET UP THERE
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Nice job getting the 1 and 42 in the same pic||
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I'll be at the Spring Game||
because I feel it's my duty as a fan to support the team, even if in some infinitesimally small way.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Spring Game is at 12, Wings game is at 1||
If you're only a few blocks away, couldn't you watch part of the Spring Game then make it back for the Wings game?
Not trying to be a douche or anything, just asking...
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Nice. Sometimes you gotta show the hen||
who the rooster is.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Ditto here||
If I had tickets to the Wings game, I'd go to that, but shit if I'm just gonna watch it on TV anyway I might as well try to have my spring game and eat hockey too.
Question is what bar in AA should I watch the Wings game at. Maybe I'll check out Packard Pub since it's close to the stadium and I haven't been there yet.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Good post, I was thinkin about checkin the place out too||
I thought I might've been the only one. I half expected that if I went, it would turn out to be a meat packing plant.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Or we could play someone really cool...||
that ... we don't even know about.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||That 2001 Iowa game was ridiculous||
We ran the fumblerooski play in that game too.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Agreed||
Hossa actually turned down a much better, long-term deal from the Penguins to sign with us that year. He played his ass off (through injuries in the playoffs) for us and then, as you said, took a great offer from the Hawks.
There are a lot of reasons for Wings fans to hate the Blackhawks, but Hossa isn't one of them.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Just remember||
that those douchers chant "Detroit sucks" every chance they get. You won't feel petty anymore.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||This needs to get bumped to the front page tomorrow.||
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I think this one was my personal favorite:||
"I can't hear them ... WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL THEM I CAN'T HEAR THEM" (during an early 90's appearance on ESPN).
|4 years 26 weeks ago||ME: Beano Cook should have been gone years ago||
(not saying dead, just saying retired)
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Pretty sure I agree||
I mean, I understand that students need to occasionally bring some money in and selling their tickets can be an easy way to do that, BUT USE SOME FREAKING DISCRETION. If there are opposing fans willing to pay top dollar, I'll bet there are plenty of Michigan fans willing to do the same.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||The person who REALLY deserved the abuse...||
WAS THE STUDENT WHO GAME HIM THEIR DAMN TICKET, GOD I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE GIVE THEIR TICKETS TO OPPOSING FANS ESPECIALLY STUDENTS GET A CLUE ARRRRGHHHAS;LDKFJ;ALSKDJF
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Why does #6 say Oct 22?||
Also one thing I'm hoping NOT to expect is jail time, but we'll see how it goes I guess
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I think 5:30 is the UND-UMD game||
Ours starts at 8:30 EDT (unless there's overtime in the first game)
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Nicely done||
One of the things I like to do with these is try to figure out which exact game each picture was taken from.
BRAYLON: 2004 OSU game (ugh)
#50: This one's a little tricky but I think I got it. The Nike logo on the pants means it was pre-2008. At first I thought the opposition uniform looked like Wisconsin's, but after a closer look it might be Indiana's. I'm gonna guess the 2005 Indiana game? (I don't think it's Wisconsin because the 2006 game was on a cloudy day, and the previous time we played them in The Big House was 2002, which was our annual snowy-cloudy-cold-miserable game for that year). So this would make #50 the incomparable Jeremy Van Alstyne?
GALLON: He redshirted 2009 so this would have to be 2010. Obviously a road day game, looks cloudy. The bleachers in the background don't reveal much. It should be any of the state of Indiana road games from 2010 (ND, IU, Purdon't) but I can't tell which. I'm gonna guess IU though, because a couple fans in the background are wearing crimson.
... am I the only one who does this?
|4 years 26 weeks ago||How the hell did this guy get||
How the hell did this guy get to 1971 points?
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I imagine both of these||
It'd be nice, but ... nope
|4 years 27 weeks ago||If true, then WOW||
How embarassing for both players, but obviously moreso for Nash. Could be another rumor though -- there's a link to a previous article below that one saying that they originally thought Leandro Barbosa was the dad. If they were wrong then, they could probably be wrong now.
Good call on the Naked Gun 33 1/3 reference there.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Kinda tough to hate on Draymond too much||
He was actually giving us a lot of respect in his blog-type-substance on ESPN.com at the beginning of the year, saying we'd be a team to look out for (especially after that win over Clemson). Maybe he didn't really believe it himself though...
Either way, the parallels between basketball and football couldn't be much clearer, and it's pretty amusing.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||DO NOT TAUNT HAPPY FUN SCOOTER||
DO NOT TAUNT HAPPY FUN SCOOTER
|4 years 27 weeks ago||EVERYBODY HOLD ON A SECOND||
They're mocking Bleacher Report, and they did a great job. If you didn't "get it", it's because you are fortunate enough to not be familiar with Bleacher Report and how much of detriment to mankind it is.
There are few things that our fanbases will ever agree on, but the ABSOLUTE SHITTYNESS OF BLEACHER REPORT is one of them.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||SCREW:||
|4 years 27 weeks ago||They need to speed the damn games up||
I will always be a baseball fan, but when games can easily last 3.5 hours or more, it can be pretty tough to stay focused the whole time. I watch a lot of Tigers games but seldom watch anybody else's.
They need to add a timer between pitches, and a minimum # of batters each pitcher must face before being taken out (all the pitching changes in later innings slow the game down SO DAMN MUCH). Of course it's SACRILEGE to think this way, so it'll never happen.
I think baseball's biggest problem is that it will always be run by old purists like Bud Selig, rather than forward-thinkers. If the sport can't change with the times, then it's screwed, either sooner or later.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Where's your bro getting his info from?||
I'd still like to know what the 2-game offerings are. I tried googling but didn't come up with anything.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||As most of you know today was||
As most of you know today was the release of the 2 game ticket packages for the 2011 season, that alumni get first dibs at.
WAIT, WHAT????? THE HELL DIDN'T I HEAR ABOUT THIS????
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Ugggh||
|4 years 27 weeks ago||With Hefeweizens and Belgian||
With Hefeweizens and Belgian Wit Beers, you actually want the yeast at the bottom. You pour out the majority of the beer, roll the bottle to mix the yeast sediment into the remaining liquid, and then pour the rest out.
HOWEVA, Bell's doesn't make a Hefeweizen or Belgian Wit (at least not that I know of), so yeah this wouldn't apply to any of their beers.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Indeed||
Braylon, LaMarr, Denard, and Langlais to boot. This might be the strongest "There are.." ever. Not to be messed with.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||DID HE SAY 120,000 PEOPLE||
THE BIG HOUSE IS EXPANDING AGAIN ZOMG!!!!!!!! SOMEBODY TELL MARK SNYDER
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Meh, I'll pass||
One of the things I like about the Spring Game is just showing up, roaming around, and sitting wherever the hell I feel like. Also I have no idea how many people I'll be going with.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Surprised this doesn't happen more often||
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Co-signed||
At times this was very entertaining, but there was nothing there to really tie everything together. If there was an actual point that the writer was trying to hammer home, it got lost in a sea of grandiosity and obscure mixed metaphors.
I'm not saying this guy is incapable of writing something good (I've read some of his good work at RBUAS), but this piece just didn't do it for me. The sheer usage of a bunch of different colorful analogies doesn't mean that the writing was well-thought-out as a whole. I think the writer allowed himself to get pulled in too many different directions.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||UMMMMMMM, NO||
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I would honestly rather read||
I would honestly rather read more posts from your dog than from some of the other folks who have wandered onto this blog in the past. I'd be willing to bet he's far more intelligent.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||ALL SIGNS POINT TO YYYYESSSS||
You need an answer ... YOU ASK THE 8 BALL.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I kinda miss Raycom sports||
Probably because it's consanguineous with an era in which the basketball team was kicking ass ... albeit illegitimately.
Also, I'm not sure that's a highball glass, it looks more like a scotch glass.
/doesn't really even know what a highball glass is, exactly
|4 years 28 weeks ago||312 and Oberon are BOTH overrated||
I love Bell's and Goose Island in general, but I'm sorry, German hefeweizens absolutely blow American wheat beers out of the water, and there is no comparison. We shouldn't feel badly about that -- Germans have been making essentially the same beers for hundreds of years (mainly due to the Reinheitzgebot Purity Law) and have basically perfected what they do.
All that being said, American beers are becoming great because of their creativity and innovation, and Goose Island is as much a part of that as anybody else. Their IPA is one of my favorite IPA's out there, and their Mild Winter and Summertime are two of my favorite seasonals. I hope this buyout doesn't change anything about them other than whatever corporate behind-the-scenes bullshit is involved.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Please God...||
let nobody at Michigan ever make a video like this. The chick at the 0:40 mark wasn't really even hot, and definitely wasn't worth all the other crap I had to sift through. I'm humiliated for these people.
Really, Bo Ryan? REALLY?
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Funny how the two CCHA teams||
Funny how the two CCHA teams who got their asses handed to them last Friday are in the Frozen Four, and neither of the teams who provided the asswhippings even made it out of the first round. Single-elimination hockey is a helluva thing.
I'm sure as hell not complaining though, GO BLUE
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Good point||
Just settle for indefinitely lending him an Escalade instead.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||If I were him||
I'd want to see where I stood too. It'd be stupid for him not to at least see where he's at, and get feedback on what he needs to improve on most (cough 3-point shooting cough).
If he can develop a long-range shot and a pull-up jumper he should be a lottery pick next year IMO, which will get him a hell of a lot better contract than going late 1st round / early 2nd round.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Brian brings it home, as per usual||
Here's my question though -- WHY DO WE NOT HAVE IN-NET GOAL CAMS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT? This game was played in a NHL arena, so it's not like it can't handle the technology of a goal-cam or something.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Meg Ryan /Norm MacDonald||
/Norm MacDonald shakes head in confusion
|4 years 28 weeks ago||FUCK YES||
Throw in Detlef Shrempf in Tournament Edition and it's game motherfucking over
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I concur||
Don't forget that last year's disallowed goal would have gotten us to a Frozen Four in DETROIT. I still don't think our karma's evened out quite yet, but it was nice to see an iffy call go our way for once. FAITH IN UNIVERSE: PARTIALLY RESTORED. FOR NOW.
And a small wooo for being able to watch tomorrow night's game on good ol' cable TV instead of jitteryass ESPN3 (which was still better than nothing though).
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Alright, enough's enough ... DON'T FEED THE||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Wow is right||
Here's another angle: If Tressel didn't know this was a violation, then how many other things have gone on in his tenure there that he "didn't know" were violations?
Knowing what's a violation and what's not is as much a part of being a coach as anything else.
TELL YOUR CLOWNSHOW COWORKER TO GTFO
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Pretty awesome that he||
Pretty awesome that he recorded a custom championship announcement for the Lions. I mean, I'm sure he did that for every team, but with him being a native Detroiter, I'll bet he put his best effort into that one.
Meanwhile, I'm now incredibly depressed that this didn't actually happen.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I'm sorry, but...||
The Huge Show SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS. This "Huge" fellow is the softest radio host I've ever heard. Every caller's opinion is correct, no matter how much they contradict what the last caller said, whose opinion was of course also correct. As hard as it is to believe, I'd rather listen to Valenti -- he's a dick but at least he's honest and he rips into callers when they deserve it.
For the people who are fortunate enough to not be in a listening area of this guy, I'd say he's like the poor man's Pat Caputo -- and Pat Caputo is gawd-awful, so you do the math. His only redeeming quality is that he's more a fan of UM than MSU, but he's just so damn stupid that I still can't listen to him.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Hey||
Don't forget the "HAHAAAAAAAAAA!" at the end of that.
(Yeah, I've seen that commercial about 100 times, it's burned into my memory permanently. I'm sure I'm not the only one).
|4 years 28 weeks ago||My God||
I'm printing this off and carrying it around with me for the rest of my life.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I'm sure they'll find a way||
I'm sure they'll find a way to get Michael Floyd out there for that
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Wow, first names that start with Tr get lots of love apparently||
If/when I ever have a son, I at least now know what the first 2 letters of his first name will be. Glad I got that cleared up -- that alone makes this a productive morning for me.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Regardless of whether it's a good or bad hire...||
Mark Hollis is probably extremely proud of himself.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Way too wordy||
I couldn't even make it to the end. I'll take the writer's, OP's, and everybody else's word for it that this guy somehow saved his wife and is awesome.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||THAT CAN BE ARRANGED.||
DONE AND DONE.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Gotta love David Merritt||
Glad he's still close to the program, he definitely comes off as a guy who "gets it", especially for how young he still is.
Meanwhile, I wonder what Daniel Horton thinks about this team now, after his little post-Kansas-game rant earlier this season.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||He'll be fine.||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||You're right, the OP was talking about WVU's 2007 season||
We also didn't get upset in the first round of the BTT that year (2007). We beat Minnesota in the first round and then lost to OSU (our last chance for a big win) in the quarterfinals.
He/she may be confusing the 2007 BTT with the 2006 BTT -- in which case, yeah, we got upset by a dogshit Minnesota team which probably cost us a tourney bid that year.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||FUCKING UNBELIEVABLE||
THIS IS A NON-FUCKING STORY. THERE IS NOTHING NEW HERE. ALL MORRIS HIMSELF HAS SAID IS THAT HE'S COMING BACK. THIS IS MARK SNYDER MAKING SHIT UP BECAUSE HE CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ELSE TO WRITE ABOUT. SO FUCKING SICK OF THIS SHIT FROM THE FREEP.
THIS SHOULD TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Editor's note: A previous version of this story named Darius Morris as a member of MSU's team.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Anybody who says that they know what's gonna happen||
is a goddamn liar. The NCAA does not work quickly, and when they do, it's because they want to clear the air around Cam Newton before the BCS Championship game.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||My God||
Look at how empty the stands were at Ryan Field. There is NOBODY there.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Great thread||
God bless those kids, they played their asses off and never gave up. Let's not forget about these guys either:
I thought this team put together one of their best games of the year today -- they just came up a little short against a great Duke team. Hopefully they don't get down on themselves, and they use this as motivation in the offseason -- we're not that far away right now...
|4 years 29 weeks ago||EXCELLENT||
despite being 64 minutes late. You can't rush perfection though, of course.
The C-Wood Heisman pic vs. Manningface was the icing on the cake.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Good thinking||
I'd be cool with that ... the enemy of my enemy is my friend
|4 years 29 weeks ago||If they ever were||
they're probably not anymore, 57-32 ILL
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Wow||
he should be careful, he could hurt himself backpedaling like that. Maybe he should sit this one out for a little while.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Desperation is a stinky cologne, Sparty||
Desperation is a stinky cologne, Sparty
|4 years 29 weeks ago||THE HELL WITH THAT, I WANT MY DAMN MUPPETS||
WE'LL JUST USE MORE MUPPETS WHEN WE BEAT DUKE
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Did you know that dinosaurs aren't dead?||
... because birds are dinosaurs.
Also, SHOOOOOOT HERRRRRRRRRR
|4 years 29 weeks ago||It sounds like they're not sure yet||
I guess he actually had a couple of strokes in the last few years ... on of which he mostly recovered from, but another one that left him partially paralyzed (not sure how I didn't even know about this until yesterday). The doctors aren't sure yet if those played a role or not, but it doesn't seem unlikely.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||RIP NATE||
I'm still a lover of old school West Coast hip hop myself (this is made easier by how shitty everything that comes out today is). Nate Dogg's contribution to that sub-genre is beyond estimation, and g-funk simply couldn't have existed without him.
"YOU KNOW IT MUST BE A SINGLE IF NATE DOGG'S SINGIN ON IT"
I've seen a lot of great tracks mentioned in this thread already, but let's not forget his (unintentionally?) hilarious opening verse to Snoop's "It Ain't No Fun (If My Homies Can't Have None)". I think that was before he figured out what the hell he was doing, haha.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||FAIL||
If OSU is knowingly committing egregious violations like playing guys who are ineligible, then their program is a sham. Which makes the rivalry a sham.
I agree that the rivalry is at its best when both programs are at the top of their game ... but if one program is shattering the rules to get to that point, then it's meaningless. I think they need to be punished severely to get it through their thick fucking skulls that they're not above the law ... unless they are, which vaguely seems disturbingly probable.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Highly enjoyable read||
It elicits the same reaction as the documentary -- very compelling but painfully depressing at the same time. This:
"They don't have any more timeouts. That's a technical foul. We're going to lose." Our section, crazy with noise moments ago, jumping with the certainty that our guys were going to pull it out, fell slowly quiet.
... is similar to situations I've been through, but never in a game of that magnitude. I would've cried my eyes out. I almost want to now, still.
P.S. The pictures of hot chicks and high-fiving bunnies were pretty cool.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||When I first read the thread title...||
I thought it said "Hilarious tittie on front page of ESPN".
|4 years 29 weeks ago||At the time he posted it was almost exactly 2.5||
I'm guessing he rounded up
|4 years 29 weeks ago||They showed the same 4 commercials all night on truTV||
I'm already sick of all of them. I'm looking forward to not having to watch that network anymore.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Godslammit||
|4 years 30 weeks ago||STAMEY'S FTW||
Great call. Gotta go with a chicken & pork combo plate. Peach cobbler for dessert is NOT optional.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||A Schrute Buck or a Stanley Nickel||
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Unmitigated awesomeness||
I'm just gonna go back and read that another couple hundred times, then move on.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Don't forget Biscuitville||
Cook-Out is a great chain too. Mind-blowing shakes.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I'd be okay with it||
I'd be okay with it
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Man ... that was .... thank||
Man ... that was .... thank you
|4 years 30 weeks ago||FULMER CUP POINTS FOR SPARTY!!!!!!!!||
I can't wait for the next cupdate on EDSBS
|4 years 30 weeks ago||None of this matters.||
OSU will get a slap on the wrist, and NCAA sports will continue to be just as much of a joke as ever.
It just. Doesn't. Matter.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||If you tell ANYONE||
that that bush is there ... I will come to your house, and I will CUT YOU
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I asked about this a few months ago...||
and was told that none of the sites are that great to deal with. Since none of them can take credit cards anymore, it sounds like you have to link your gambling account directly to your checking account -- and apparently there's a good chance they'll make you fax them a copy of one of your checks so they can verify all of your info (doesn't sound too appealing to me, personally).
If there's a good reputable site out there, I'd love to know what it is, but from what I heard a few months ago, it doesn't sound like there really are any...
|4 years 30 weeks ago||This could be a reason to pull for PSU too||
If they can crack the top 50 with a win over IU (and maybe another win over Wisconsin), that's 2 more top-50 wins on our resume. It would definitely put them ahead of us (if we don't make a run of our own), but it might give us a boost over some other random teams.
IDK, the more I think about this stuff the more convoluted it gets. Sometimes you don't really know who you were supposed to root for until long after the games have been played.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Don't get me wrong, it's great to get some love, but...||
Forde's a tool tray.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||It's not a new idea||
Stoney and Wojo used to do this type of thing all the time back in the mid-to-late 90's in their heyday on WDFN. Each caller would pick the winner of one matchup. Candy bars and sitcoms were 2 of the themes I remember. I think The Detroit News even put the brackets in their paper the day of the "tournament".
So don't give Cowturd too much credit.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I'm afraid I agree.||
If we want to go off of recent precedents, we've got USC getting hammered on one end of the spectrum, but Cam Newton getting away scot-free on the other.
I have no idea what's going to come out of this, but I just have this sick feeling that it's going to be another slap on the wrist. The only thing that evidence like this will end up doing is make me that much more pissed off when the NCAA looks the other way (again).
|4 years 30 weeks ago||YOU PEOPLE DISGUST ME||
YOU'RE MISSING THE MOST IMPORTANT PART -- AT LEAST THE KIDS WEREN'T INVOLVED IN A DRUG CARTEL!!! WE SHOULD ALL BE THANKFUL WE HAVE TRESSEL WATCHING OVER THOSE KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!
WON'T SOMEBODY PLEEEEEEEEEEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Just being nitpicky here||
Wouldn't they be the wristslappees? Since they're receiving the wristslapping? Wouldn't really have the same ring to it though I guess.
Whatever, great work either way.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||BAITERS GONNA BAIT||
(I know there's a picture for this, but I'm at work)
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I believe my mgosignature||
I believe my mgosignature shows where I stand here.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Don't get your hopes up||
Valenti won't be in tomorrow.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||CHANGING MY MGOBLOG SIGNATURE...||
|4 years 31 weeks ago||useless genius.||
|4 years 31 weeks ago||No way he shows up Monday||
He's such an unbelievable, transparently gutless piece of shit. I'm sure they'll say that he had planned to take this day off like 6 months ago.
Honestly, he might be able to gain me as a listener (and I'm sure a few others as well) if he manned-up and took his medicine every now and then, but it won't happen.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||what a bitch||
what a bitch
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Of course he does.||
If he's right he's a prophet and Sparty fans will fellate him all day Monday. If he's wrong, M fans will listen to hear him eat crow (which he won't, because he probably won't show up for work).
A lot of sports talk radio fans are useful idiots.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Just read this for the first time||
Posts like this are the reason I'll never stop loving this site. I wish I had started my mgoblog addiction sooner so I could have actually read this back then.
"Intelligent people do not spend a goodly swath of their life pouring emotion and precious time into a contest that affects no one and changes nothing except some inky scribbles in media guides."
... is something I remember saying to someone at work the day before that game, only not nearly as eloquently.
FWIW, I was at that game and remember that very "ratatat of drums" like it was yesterday.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Beat me to it||
My post was going to be "Wow, I'm surprised he removed his hands from Valenti's tingly bits long enough to write a positive article about us"
|4 years 32 weeks ago||ARGH||
ARGH FIRST EVER DOUBLE-POST
(shakes fist at shitty hotel internet connection)
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Yeah the camera adds a couple||
Yeah the camera adds a couple ... hundred pounds.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||"They have to get all of||
"They have to get all of their facts straight before coming out with it."
Well we know it's not the Freep, then.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Anybody else happy to not see||
Anybody else happy to not see "Yep, these are my readers" after that last e-mail?
I used to like Simmons but I now find him irritating. Glad Brian took that in a different direction.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Probably a bullshit rumor, but...||
this would be a slam dunk for the NHL if they could (and wanted to) make it happen. Leafs fans are nuts, they could fill that stadium themselves.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||You think I'm a DAAAAMN||
You think I'm a DAAAAMN FOOOOOOOOOOL?!?!??!
|4 years 37 weeks ago||There's never been a recruit||
There's never been a recruit more suitable for a YMRMFSPA analysis than somebody named McClure. We have to get him here for that reason alone.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||At least he's honest enough to admit it||
That doesn't just describe Deadspin, it seems to describe every other media outlet these days as well. It's actually refreshing to hear somebody at least admit that their goal is to piss people off -- I won't hold my breath waiting for the people at any newspaper, sports talk radio station, or ESPN to do the same.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Haha||
I was wondering if anybody else remembered that. Pretty eerie that THE KNOWLEDGE was right about us eventually poaching Baltimore's DC -- just off by a couple years.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||WHAT THE FUCK HOW MANY||
WHAT THE FUCK, IS OREGON GOING AFTER EVER RECRUIT IN MICHIGAN????
|4 years 38 weeks ago||The reason everyone is||
The reason everyone is negative is because it's a fact that EVERYTHING FUCKING SUCKS HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING IN A CAVE
|4 years 38 weeks ago||So that will be terribly||
THANK YOU. That show fucking sucked. I've tried to watch reruns, and .... I'm sorry, it's just not funny. Douchie? Yes. Funny? No.
Oh and yeah it's great to hear that our offense is gonna suck for a while.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||as Peter Griffin once said...||
we kicked their asses south of the Donna Dixon Line
|4 years 39 weeks ago||so wait...||
do they like les miles or not?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Exactly||
You can't honestly expect to get intelligent insight from any of the talking head shows on ESPN. With the exception of maybe PTI, their first and only goal is to piss people off and stir up controversy.
I miss the days when ESPN would just show old NBA & NFL highlights shows during the morning & daytime instead of mindless dreck like 1st and Ten.
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|4 years 40 weeks ago||Actually I believe it was a||
Actually I believe it was a burlesque house
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Wrong||
It's anyone who didn't make a scene who was acting inappropriately
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Wait...||
is that a reference to Stokes' Theorem? It's been a long time since I took Math 215 and obviously I've never had to use any of it
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Kordell||
|4 years 41 weeks ago||I wish I lived under a pop||
I wish I lived under a pop culture rock too. Fuck Glee.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Tastes like this cow got into||
Tastes like this cow got into an onion patch ...
(Just quoting Napoleon Dynamite, not an actual commentary on the ice cream)
|4 years 42 weeks ago||CHEATERS ZOMG||
|4 years 42 weeks ago||REVERSE JINX FTW||
REVERSE JINX FTW
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Nope...||
it was one of the twins when they were all stranded on that island after Otto accidentally drove the bus off a bridge after trying to hit the brake pedal when a grapefruit was under the brake pedal causing grapefruit juice to spray all into his eyes because Bart and Nelson were bored and decided to go bowling with fruit while they were all on a field trip for the Young UN Club.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I'm really freaking curious...||
what could possibly get him fired, after all the shit he's pulled that didn't get him fired. Even if it's a cumulative thing, something had to be the straw that broke the camel's back.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Actually it wasn't Bart||
Actually it wasn't Bart Simpson, I think it was one of the twins -- Sherri or Terri.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||He actually had a decent||
He actually had a decent catch and run on a screen pass late in the ND game, but it got called back on a penalty
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Cacodemon ... WOW||
That takes me back. I wonder if I'd get canned for trying to start a game of DOOM over the company network...
|4 years 43 weeks ago||the country boy in me says||
I know the subject of this discussion is a very serious matter, and none of this should really be funny, but ... this made my morning.