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|11 weeks 19 hours ago||Brian wins||
There was a moment when I thought maybe Ace, but no. Brian wins, IMO.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||38-10, M wins||
38-10, M wins
|1 year 3 weeks ago||29-11||
29-11, M wins.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||29-11.||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Famines aren't funny||
As usual, I enjoyed the post and appreciate your good work. But you'll have to excuse me as using this as the one opportunity to get this off my chest. The “Where was the ‘Luck of the Irish’ during the potato famine?” sign struck me as being in very poor taste. When I saw that I just thought, "Wow, way to make everyone watching Game Day think Michigan fans are just a bunch of dicks." And I'm a long way from being a sensitive PC cop.There were complicating factors to the potato famine, most importantly serious repression by the English, which make that kind of joke closer to "Where was the luck of the Jews during the Holocaust?" than something funny.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Way too many posts to see||
Way too many posts to see what's been called already. So...40-3, M.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I am a poor freezingly cold||
I am a poor freezingly cold soul
|2 years 8 weeks ago||He's much better||
Calling a blogger as good as Brian a journalist would be an insult to Brian.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Darrell Funk is tall.||
Darrell Funk is tall.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Wilson's looked good||
As a resident of western Washington I do my best to care about the Seahawks (I don't always succeed). I've watched every Seahawks preseason game and Wilson has looked real good. But I'll be surprised if Flynn isn't the starter once the season starts.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Two comments||
Pretty sure they didn't have an 11-1 season. I think it was officially 0-12.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I like it||
But it has exposed Ace as a Michigan-hating troll/mole. It took until, what, like the 18th round for him to draft a Wolverine, and he only took Campbell because he had to take a NT and all the others were taken. And he ripped on Heiko (or Seth) for drafting Barnum, who is awesome.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Love Subarus||
We have an '08 Forester XT and it is simply amazing in the snow. I also have a 4x4 F-150 and when there's a ton of snow on the ground I'll take the Forester over the truck--absolutely no question. The Subaru is just about unstoppable.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||That is the greatest GIF of all time||
My favorite by a mile.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||That's a different issue||
The school stopped retiring numbers a long time ago.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Either she's tiny or Fullers standing up-slope||
Fuller is supposedly 5-11. Kenney is supposedly 5-4. Not sure what's going on here, but she sure looks quite a bit more than 7 inches shorter than he is. She should go to the Doug Karsch school of making-yourself-look-very-tall-during-interviews.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Never stayed in Pasadena||
I've been to a few Rose Bowls and never stayed anywhere near Pasadena.
Also: Eugene and its surrounding towns have hotels. I went to the Oregon v ASU game last year and we got a room about 4 miles from the stadium without much trouble.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Absolutely||
I'm practically floating with euphoria right now. That is hands-down the funniest thing I have seen in a long, long time.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Have someone else to help||
My son's first game was when he was 11 months (unless you count the game when my wife was 8.5 months pregnant), 2009 ND (Mathews caught the gsme winner about 12 feet from my face). His second game he was 23 months, 2010 UCONN. Both games he fell asleep and both games my wife took him out of the bowl to sit in the shade. That was vital. I wouldn't recommend it unless you have an understanding spouse or relative who wouldn't mind taking the kid out of the stands for long stretches.
They were great photo ops, and in both games all the surrounding fans were great and seemed to think it was cool--a lot of "good for you for starting him young" comments.
Do not forget that kids need a ticket no matter how young.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||It depends where you're going||
I lived there for 3 years and I can tell you there are certain routes (very popular ones, obviously) where the traffic is worse than it is in LA. There are routes where there is surprisingly little traffic, but there are some that are just a total nightmare. It all depends on where you are staying and where you are going.
That said, it doesn't come close to Chicago. I did three years there and that is the worst traffic I have ever experienced, easily worse than LA and the Bay Area, two other places I've lived and are notorious for bad traffic.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Total concurrence||
I lived there for 3 years and was happy to leave and never plan on moving back. Though I also got sick of the weather, which most people have a hard time understanding.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||It's existance is debatable||
My wife firmly argues that the existance of Delaware is a fiction. My counter-argument that I have actually been there does not dissuade her.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Of course||
I work with a bunch of fisheries managers and biologists. It's a very heavy science field with a lot of biology, chemistry, hydrology, etc. It isn't "fishing."
|2 years 36 weeks ago||TWSS||
"and it's time to ride the hot guy."
Sorry. What can I say, it's Friday night.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Sponsored by PNC Bank||
"The 2012 Mott Spring Football Scrimmage sponsored by PNC Bank"
Is corporate sponsorship of the Spring Game a new thing?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||And think if the English did it.||
I agree with just about everything you said. I also like to point out when the "what about ND?" argument gets made during discussions of Native mascots (which I find mind-bogglingly ignorant/dumb), that if a university in England opened many years ago (or just about any other time) and called themselves the Fighting Irish and had a crazed drunken leprechan mascot, the Irish (as in people from Ireland) would be *pisssed*. The difference between ND and North Dakota/Illinois is profound and significant. Apples to Oranges, my Maize and Blue friends.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||2009, I think||
The bulk of the action takes place during Y.D.A.U, which I believe works out to 2009.
Good luck with the book! The first few hundred pages were occasionally a grind for me, but by the end I had fallen in love.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||"That kid is serious about academics"||
I read that statement as a conclusion based on his selection of Northwestern over Stanford (and Vandy). I don't think that statement follows. At all. NW is a good school, but my guess is that quite a bit more than half of all knowledgable respondents would say that Stanford is a better academic school than NW.
For the recond, I have family that have attended both, and I don't particularly care for either school--i.e., I'm not a Stanford homer.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||But...||
But what does Bret think about it?
|2 years 39 weeks ago||And not just that you should||
And not just that you should but that you need to.