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|3 days 20 hours ago||When I lived in South Quad,||
When I lived in South Quad, my roommate and I would frequent the Subway at the Union because it was cheap, convenient, and accepted the money you could load onto your MCard. Right before we left for Christmas the one year, it was fairly empty when we were getting some subs, and the guy at the register gave us a free dimebag. It was pretty potent stuff too.
Also, I spent a summer working in an ice cream factory, and any damaged containers were not allowed to be stocked. Took home a lot of free 3 gallon containers of ice cream.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Some friends of mine and I||
Some friends of mine and I had this going at the bar across from our old office. So many Friday happy hours turned into late nights at Denny's, and we'd get charged for about one out of every 5 drinks (like you, we tipped heavily).
That bar doesn't exist anymore, probably due to equal parts free drinks and a 3000 person office moving 30 miles away.
|5 days 17 hours ago||For all around fun, utility,||
For all around fun, utility, and usefulness in all seasons, I'd go with a 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STi hatchback.
|1 week 4 days ago||I once went to a PSU game||
I once went to a PSU game (against Temple I think) and actively rooted, including chants, for PSU. After graduating from UM and becoming a productive member of society too. It was because of a girl, but still.
At least it was before the Sandusky thing broke wide open.
|1 week 5 days ago||Car 1: Some random mini-SUV.||
Car 1: Some random mini-SUV. Drove around my father in law's CR-V, and it was pretty nice. This would be used for most vacations, road trips, and whenever my wife and I would want to do something active or take our dog anywhere.
Car 2: Cherry red Porsche 911 GT3 RS (or GT2, if they ever release it again). I've always wanted a top-shelf 911, and God willing I will have one before I die. I'd probably drive this to work whenever the weather was nice.
Car 3: A fully rally-built Subaru Impreza WRX STI. I'm talking Subaru Rally Team's Rally America style build. Road legal, and would kill it come winter time (and summer when I can take it on some back country dirt roads).
Car 4: This is a tough one - do I want another ridiculously fast car (either the Ferrari LaFerrari or the Koenigsegg One:1), something classic (a 1969 Camaro SS), or a plush convertible for cruising around on a nice summer day (BMW M6 or Bentley Continental GT)... it's hard to go against my love of appaling speed, but I'd have to take the BMW.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||People need to be||
People need to be responsible, but the last bar shouldn't have either let a visibly intoxicated in (0.17 is pretty impressive) or not let someone get that intoxicated if they were sober initially. Here in Pittsburgh, a bar was held partially responsible for allowing someone to get so drunk he proceeded to do 95 on a city street and kill some pedestrians.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||A lot depends on position -||
A lot depends on position - if I'm a (decently mobile) QB, I'm not sure there's a better system than Meyer. If I'm a WR, I'd love to play for Holgorsen or Briles. If I'm a LB, I'd play for Saban. If I'm a DB, there's arguably nobody better than Beamer (only because of Foster, but still).
In general though, I'd choose to play for someone who can balance being a successful college coach and someone who prepares you for the NFL. My top 5 would probably be (in no real order): Harbaugh, Saban, Miles, Meyer, and... someone like Strong, Richt, or Fisher.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Best I can||
Deadspin has the video: http://deadspin.com/closed-captioning-error-blesses-nik-stauskas-with-fanta-1693839333?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Until Paterno killed it (and||
Until Paterno killed it (and both teams joined different conferences), Pittsburgh-PSU had a similar dynamic. One could argue Washington-Wazzu as well.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Nitpicky, but vacating wins||
Nitpicky, but vacating wins doesn't mean you turns wins to losses. You just vacate the win; A 30-6 record doesn't become 0-36, it becomes 0-6.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||The 2010 NCAA regional final||
The 2010 NCAA regional final against Miami-Ohio we ultimately lost in double OT should have never made it to that point except for the boggling early whistle before we scored in the first OT.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||The play immediately before||
The play immediately before the Clowney-Smith decapitation, when the ball was obviously short of the stick but the ref gave us a first down anyway.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Uh, that's the wrong Devin.||
Uh, that's the wrong Devin.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||In all honesty, I don't see||
In all honesty, I don't see this team as much more than a 6-6, 7-5 sort of team. There's just too many question marks. No QB on the roster has shown anything resembling competency at the college level. WR is really weak without Funchess. The DL is average at best. Safety will likely be a problem.
If I had to bet, I'd go with 7-5. I'll say they lose Utah, MSU, Minnesota, PSU, and OSU.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Time to crack open my bottle||
Time to crack open my bottle of Ardbeg Auriverdes!
|19 weeks 4 days ago||While I think Miles does have||
While I think Miles does have the potential for a few 9-3, 10-2 type seasons, I also worry that he would end up hanging on longer than he should and starting the whole end-of-Carr-regime downturn again.
There really aren't many Plan A type guys out there once you get past Harbaugh who are reasonably attainable. Mullen and...? If they strike out on Harbaugh and Mullen, I don't think there's any sense in hiring a guy like Addazio or Schiano. Why hire a guy who is a know mediocre-at-best quantity (like we did with Hoke)? I'd actually be okay if the backup guy is PJ Fleck. I know his dedication to the "row the boat" thing is strange, but I think he'd bring a ton of energy and enthusiasm to the program. The fanbase in general might hate it, but I'd much rather take the (admittedly massive) risk with him than pull a Nebraska and hire a middling-at-best coach.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||So basically, Michigan just||
So basically, Michigan just needs to have someone put in a $4 million bet and give Harbaugh the winnings as his salary...
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Hahaha, if this happens I'm||
Hahaha, if this happens I'm just going to find a new team to root for.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Why is John Harbaugh on this||
Why is John Harbaugh on this list? He's nowhere near a serious option. It's far less likely than even Patterson, who reportedly said he has no interest.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||My opinion: You should steal||
My opinion: You should steal signs if you can (and if the team is dumb enough to not have the ability to change signs), but you can't make a gameplan out of it. If you're worried about the other team stealing your signs, either change it up or deal with the consequences of being predictable.
|25 weeks 5 hours ago||No.||
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Bringing up academic rankings||
Bringing up academic rankings is such a lazy argument when we're discussing sports.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Now this is a recipe I can||
Now this is a recipe I can get behind.
Probably a stupid question (I'm a real newbie at proper cooking, but damnit I'm trying to learn to make delicious and relatively healthy food for the wife and I), but as far as the brining process goes, at what point do you put the turkey in the brine? I'm assuming you don't want to boil the bird, so these are things I need to learn still.
Also, since you seem to have a bit more experience than I do (this was my first year owning a smoker, so I've been sticking mainly to the brisket/pulled pork/ribs stuff since it's a bit easier), is there anything to be gained by injecting the turkey? I do this with my brisket and pulled pork, and they've turned out fantastic and juicy, but I'm not sure that you'd gain a lot here since the bird is hollow and you're already brining it overnight.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Since it's only a few weeks||
Since it's only a few weeks away, let's hear some recipes for smoking a turkey for Thanksgiving! I'm planning to do that this year now that I finally own a proper smoker, and I'm just wondering what some techniques are so I can prepare a great turkey for our guests (and the leftovers). I've checked out some various recipes online, but you can't go wrong with more information.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Peyton as HC? No way. I'd be||
Peyton as HC? No way. I'd be fine with him as a QB coach/OC-in-training under a coach like Mullen who has a history in coaching offense, but not as a HC with no coaching experience whatsoever.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Pickerington is basically||
Pickerington is basically Columbus - when you're writing a national article, it's not that big of a deal. People know where Columbus is. Joe Schmoe in Phoenix likely has no idea what the hell a Pickerington is. Also, per Wikipedia (I know, not a scientific resource), LeVert was born in Columbus and then moved to Pickerington.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think either Harbaugh||
I don't think either Harbaugh is a serious option, so I'm not going to bother ranking them. Miles isn't leaving LSU at this stage in his career. Gundy isn't leaving OkState, and we're not getting in a bidding war with T. Boone Pickens for him. My top 7 is thus:
1. Dan Mullen - I think this goes without saying. If he's willing to leave Starkville to come to Ann Arbor, whomever is the AD would be nuts to not make the move. The SEC Network money flowing in at the end of the season might push Miss St. into a position where they can match offers though.
2. Butch Jones - Local guy, recruits well, is showing signs of undoing some of the damage Kiffin and Dooley did to Tennessee.
3. Chad Morris - Innovative offensive mind, recruits well, though his deep ties to Texas and the south means he needs a good staff around him while he builds a local network.
4. Kirby Smart - Same as Morris, except on defense. Especially if he took a swing at Bob Stitt for the OC spot and gave him free reign (which might move him to 2 actually).
5. Ruffin McNeill - Probably not willing to leave the south, but he's done a bang-up job at ECU.
6. Beau Baldwin - FCS guy, but wildly successful at Eastern Washington.
7. Bob Stitt - As noted above, I'd rather have him as the OC with a defense-first head coach, but if all else fails.... goddamnit all I want is some exciting football. Give me 67-65 triple OT wins against Illinois over 18-13 shitfests against Penn State every day.
|26 weeks 8 hours ago||That's, uh, a lot more||
That's, uh, a lot more touchdowns than I think this team is capable of.
I'm gonna say we beat Indiana and then lose out the rest of the year. Indiana seems like it'll be a 20-10 sort of game. I'd guess Northwestern wins 27-13, Maryland wins 34-16, and OSU wins 45-10. Brandon is gone the week after OSU, Hoke is gone before Christmas. I won't venture a guess on the identity of the new coach besides it won't be an exciting name (no Harbaugh, Miles, or Mullen).
|26 weeks 1 day ago||What pain? This is so bad||
What pain? This is so bad it's actually funny. I can't comprehend how these people can be so incredibly terrible at their jobs.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I liked one of the analogies||
I liked one of the analogies I saw: It's like speeding. If you've gone past a cop doing 5 over the limit 99 times and he's never pulled you over, you still don't get to be pissed if he pulls you over the 100th time you do it. You broke the rule/law. Sure, you'd like the official to be more consistent, but not calling it one time doesn't mean you can't ever call it.