landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|1 day 4 hours ago||I wonder if Billick will||
I wonder if Billick will teach the Rutgers camp players how to play the Match Game.
|1 week 6 days ago||Actually met Sanderson||
"Cool story bro" from New Year's Day 2013. I was out in LA visiting other Michigan friends in our annual LA New Year's trip (which started with the 2004 Rose Bowl) and we ended up watching the Outback Bowl at one of the alumni bars. He seemed like a pretty chill guy. None of my friends recognized him when he said his name but I knew his history. Bonus from that day: Rudy Tomjanovich was also at the bar.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Art/foreign/indy films:||
Art/foreign/indy films: Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier, enough said) and Cries & Whispers (Ingmar Bergman).
Mainstream Hollywood film (EDITED): I take back my original answer of Transporter. Honest-to-goodness worst film I saw in the theater was The Island. Michael Bay, enough said.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Ishtar||
While on the subject of bad movies from Columbia Pictures in 1987: Ishtar.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||Unfortunately as I write||
Unfortunately as I write this, a fellow Michigan classmate is burying his mother who died six weeks after going to the hospital for what was thought to be severe back pain but ended up being metastasized liver cancer.
To me, the toughest part of dealing with the death of a loved one is the grieving process. In 1999-2000 while I was in my final two years of high school, my family lost a cousin who died in a freak car wreck near Flint and left behind a wife and an infant son and two close family friends (one to Leukemia, one to suicide due to mental illness that he hid very well from almost everyone).
That second-semester junior year was awful as the cousin died just a few weeks into the term and instead of just taking the day off for the funeral and going back to school the next day to eventually flunk an AP Macro Economics exam, I should have just taken the week off to grieve properly. The twat AP Econ teacher didn't help things either as he pretty much told me "too bad" about my circumstances.
Thoughts and prayers to everyone on their losses...cancer sucks. Addiction sucks. Depression sucks.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey||
Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey were my go-to for Tigers games that weren't on PASS since we didn't get that channel on cable. Tigers games on the radio really haven't been the same without those two together. RIP.
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||Definitely the 1-credit||
Definitely the 1-credit GeoSci courses if they still offer them and Biology of AIDS.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Went running this afternoon,||
Went running this afternoon, filled my post-run shake with 8 oz of whole milk. Tasted great. Feel like a million bucks. When it comes to nutrition: Harbaugh uber alles.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Bill Bonds.||
Bill Bonds avatar speaks for himself...but if you aren't familiar with Detroit TV history, Bonds was a longtime anchor on WXYZ-TV until his relationship with booze got the best of him 21 years ago, costing him his job. He died in December 2014. The quote of his I've used comes from a rant he had while taping a 5 p.m. news promo circa 1983.
Link to said Bill Bonds rant (NSFW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWzyHkEPU0s
Link to Bill Bonds commentary on Michigan-Ohio State game (worth watching if you want to see where I got my avatar): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39xHIGrBWxs
Link to Bill Bonds/Bo Schembechler Interview clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMH99kFw_Xo
Translator = meaning of my last name...82 = year I was born (congrats, you know how old I am).
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||This||
I grew up watching Pink Panther Strikes Again as a kid on video (pretty much wore the thing out) and that was my first exposure to Michigan football: Gerald Ford going nuts because a lunatic ex-chief inspector interrupts Michigan vs. Navy to threaten to make the United Nations building disappear.
Later in the movie when the CIA agent calls the White House late at night, Ford's talking in his sleep "Put me in coach!" The phone rings and then he yells, "What's the score??!!" As he turns the bedside lamp on we see he's sleeping under a Michigan blanket with the Block M prominently seen.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||As do my brothers whenever||
As do my brothers whenever they watch Die Hard 2 on AMC (or whatever basic cable channel it's on these days).
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||For years, the answer to this||
For years, the answer to this question was Judge Judy. But eventually...Harbaugh.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Dear Mark Smith, author of||
Dear Mark Smith, author of the poorly thought out piece of opinion journalism in question:
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Just voted...Michigan's down||
Just voted...Michigan's down 6% to OSU (36-30).
|15 weeks 7 hours ago||There is a Harbaugh connection||
Lost in all this is that Dougherty worked under Harbaugh at the University of San Diego from 2004 to 2006 and stayed in SD for a couple more seasons after Harbaugh left.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||DC/Baltimore region and Tidewater||
Need one each in the DC/Baltimore area and the Virginia Tidewater region (Hampton Roads/Va. Beach/Richmond/Williamsburg). The three Power 5 schools in that region of the Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Va. Tech and Virginia) are all transitioning into new coaching staffs. No better time to make inroads with the high schools in those areas than this year.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Montoya's had a star-crossed||
Montoya's had a star-crossed professional career. He looked to be the goalie of the future for the Rangers when drafted 6th overall in 2004. But Henrik Lundqvist (the 205th overall pick in 2000) came out of nowhere in 2005-06 and put a stranglehold on the starting gig (which has worked out well for him and the team), making Montoya expendable (he never even donned a Rangers jersey--he was with their AHL affiliate in Hartford). Bounced around to Phoenix, NY Islanders, and the Jets before making his current stop in Florida. It's a bummer his career hasn't panned out as many of us who went to games at Yost a decade-plus ago thought it would.
|16 weeks 3 hours ago||Would love to volunteer||
I just submitted a volunteer interest form on the Team Gardens website. I just moved back to Michigan for an interim period of time (i.e. until I know where my next job is) but would love to help out with #EATING in the meantime (plus it gives me a good excuse to wear my Hope for Pahokee shirt).
|16 weeks 3 days ago||CBS Sports has us as a 6||
Jerry Palm has us as a 6 in the West (vs. Monmouth and their entertaining bench). http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/bracketology
|17 weeks 1 hour ago||(No subject)||
|17 weeks 3 hours ago||I'll be a John Scott fan from||
I'll be a John Scott fan from here on out after reading this (except maybe if he tries to take out any Red Wings). I'm pretty much disillusioned with pro sports and their leadership at this point. His kids would be absolutely proud of him for being an all-star unlike what the unnamed NHL executive who posed the question would think. Also: Didn't know he was a Michigan Tech grad--and a smart one at that it seems.
|17 weeks 5 hours ago||Going the romantic route here||
It's a tie between two.
In grad school, I was dumped by a BC alum my age (we were 22-23 at the time) for a 20-year-old ex-classmate of hers. The replacement couldn't even get into her birthday party with his fake ID and she tried to convince me that he was "a mature 20" which I LOL'd at (their relationship lasted just a couple months). Unfortunately, it made for an awkward final 5 months of grad school as classmates since we were in the same seminars and it was a 200-person graduate class, so everyone knew everyone.
The other romantic break up was 10 years ago when the girl dumped me over the phone on my birthday because of a chocolate covered strawberry (I found out the strawberry part two months later as she tried to guilt trip me into staying friends and finally we had a telephone argument over the phone on why I was ignoring her..needless to say, she was blocked and shunned when that came to light).
|17 weeks 2 days ago||True Faith||
Off New Order's Substance album from 1987. Blue Monday would probably be No. 2.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||If you're interested...||
For those interested in following, the Washington Post has a collection of snowfall maps from the DC media on what's being forecasted in terms of accumulating snow. The consensus with medium confidence seems to be 10-24 inches (for now).
Also, I highly recommend following the Post's Capital Weather Gang blog if you're really into this storm and want to see how much snow gets dumped on DC. They'll probably live blog the weather forecasting models as they come in tonight (and tomorrow) and tweak their forecasts around that.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||This also reminds me of||
This also reminds me of Snowmageddon/Snowpocalypse 2010. I ended up working from home for a week because the street I lived on in Arlington, VA, was never cleaned. If at least a foot of snow falls (and probably more will fall), I pretty much expect the federal government to be shut down the entire week while the DC region digs out. I wouldn't be surprised if the state (MD/VA) and local governments probably burn through their snow cleaning budget after the first 24 hours of the storm. That all said I expect some amazing snowball fights at Dupont Circle on Saturday and Sunday.
Having lived in Washington for 9+ years until recently coming back to Michigan (on an interim basis), DC and the DMV area cannot handle snow, period. As someone stated before, they are wusses when it comes to winter weather, which is ridiculous since they're susceptible to snow in the winter time.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Yep||
Thanks, it is indeed him. Grew up watching him on Channel 7 as a kid and my brothers thought he was legendary based on the stories heard about him despite them being too young to remember watching him.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Native Detroiter||
I was at Mon Jin Lau in Troy an hour ago and the last thing I saw before leaving the restaurant was a pic of Frey and the restaurant owner among the celebrity diner photos above the establishment's main entrance. He was a Detroit native, Dondero HS Class of '66. I probably have to fire up his Miami Vice episode now (Smuggler's Blues). RIP
|18 weeks 5 days ago||RIP||
I'll certainly remember as being Harbaugh's coach in Indianapolis. More recently (well, 10 years ago yesterday), his radio color commentary as Mike Vanderjagt missed the GW field goal for the Colts against the Steelers in the AFC Divisional playoff game stood out for me (and made me laugh at the same time): "Oh, he missed it baaaad."
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Eric Werner||
Holy crap, there's a name I haven't heard in a while. Great talent, but he had all sorts of academic issues (was suspended for 23 games his sophomore year because he had a 1.8 GPA).
Cool Story Bro moment: He and Roy Manning (along with a couple other football players whose names I don't remember probably because they were buried on the depth chart) were in my Horror Film class during the Fall 2003 semester. One time I was in a group discussion with Werner during that class, but he contributed nothing to the conversation. Manning looked like he was going to have a heart attack after our class screening of Carrie.