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|30 weeks 4 hours ago||Charlotte's Web, toward the||
Charlotte's Web, toward the end. Not sure if my daughter could tell I was losing it while reading it to her, but goodness did that book move me.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||If you compare the numbers on||
If you compare the numbers on Stauskas's freshmen season with Robinson's current one, they're pretty darn similar. Regardless of how this year ends up, that portends good things for next year.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Word usages I hate: (1)||
Word usages I hate: (1) disrupt for anything other than the creation of an actual noisy disturbance, and (2) curate for anything other than the organization of a literal museum exhibition/collection. Also get off my lawn.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I read IJ in 2014. I still||
I read IJ in 2014. I still struggle to collect my thoughts on it. It's not easy and parts of it are infuriating. I found it deeply moving. There are passages, lots of them, that are as well written as anything in the English language. I found it hard to get attached to the characters, but once I was I had a lot of trouble letting them go. I think it may be one of the five best pieces of fiction I've ever read. I think it has a plot but I'm still not quite sure. Sections of it are compelling enough that your heart will start racing, much less that you won't want to put it down. Other sections of it are like a peacock strutting its stuff for no apparent reason whatsoever. I understand why some people hate this book. I love it so much, though.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Belting out "The Victors"||
Belting out "The Victors" with a bunch of complete strangers in the tunnel on the way out of the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1998.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||If I am ever 1/3 as good at||
If I am ever 1/3 as good at anything as Jim Hackett has been at this, well, I will have been extraordinarily good at something. Writing coherent MGOposts will not be that thing.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Get well soon! Now excuse me||
Get well soon! Now excuse me for a second while I try to come up with a wildly off-topic, inappopriate discussion thread to take advantage of your absence. (Seriously, though: get better).
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Condolences. I cannot even||
Condolences. I cannot even begin to imagine.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||I love this line: "It's a||
I love this line: "It's a game with really neat young people and a ball that's not round, and that's what creates the drama."
|50 weeks 1 day ago||I have a feeling the||
I have a feeling the committee is going to find itself smitten with the B12 teams.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||That release was aimed pretty||
That release was aimed pretty squarely at keeping Peppers in the recruiting fold, IIRC.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Right. And as an aside, I'm||
Right. And as an aside, I'm hearing we still have a shot at RoJo FWIW.
|1 year 5 days ago||Man.||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||If ever there were a time for||
If ever there were a time for deployment of "SMDH", this is such a time.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||My first reaction after||
My first reaction after reading, before (I swear) reading the tag at the top, was "this is actually happening."
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Woodson by a mile. He was the||
Woodson by a mile. He was the most dynamic athlete I've ever seen in person.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Boston, MA.||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I was wondering what the heck||
I was wondering what the heck the rule is there. We know that if you land on top of another player you're not down. But does landing on the in-bounds portion of a player who is half out-of-bounds mean that you're out-of-bounds too? This is a burning question, I tell you.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||This may have been mentioned||
This may have been mentioned elsewhere and so I apologize in advance for stealing anyone's thunder, but has there been any consideration to changing the name of this feature to "MAILBAUGH"? I'll show myself out.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||That show was indeed||
That show was indeed excellent and for some reason scared the living crap out of me as a tyke. RIP
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Okay Ace I ran the image||
Okay Ace I ran the image search and was immediately traumatized by the actual, physical mascot guy. But then I realized that his haunting grimace is a function of having to make sure that the person in the nightmare-inducing suit can actually see where said person is going. So (like all things) when you factor in the practicalities, it's not that bad.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I second TomVH. His reporting||
I second TomVH. His reporting was and continues to be very, very solid. And the "Hold me TomVH" meme was always good for a chuckle.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||He looks a little Bit like||
He looks a little
Bit like Lloyd Christmas, for sure,
But he wins and wins
|1 year 43 weeks ago||WHOA. Congratulations, you||
WHOA. Congratulations, you would be very proud of yourself if you were an actual human being and not some sort of automated script. However, if you do have an in with JH and you can gently nudge him I would be forever in your debt.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||The Bill Walsh photograph||
The Bill Walsh photograph kind of reminds me of Faux Pelini's twitter avatar. Also I wonder what piece of critical information in my brain has been displaced by my knowledge of Faux Pelini's twitter avatar.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I'd like to congratulate||
I'd like to congratulate Hunter Lochmann on winning the 2014 Annual David Brandon False Dichotomy Award. Tell me where I should ship your box of bees!
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Fair question. I guess||
Fair question. I guess because it feels a bit to me like our initial instinct is to hope the guy assigns a higher priority to Michigan football than he does to the well-being of his family. Don't get me wrong: I don't think anyone here would straight-facedly express that view. But the combination of our obsessive fandom and the continuation of this process appears at times to affect our ability to think with anything other than our lizard brains.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I read comments like this and||
I read comments like this and I nod along and then I realize (again) that we're losing all sense of proportion not to mention our freaking minds.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Your "reason" and "logic"||
Your "reason" and "logic" have no place here, friend. I'd respond at greater length but I have to go make a sacrificial offering to the college-football-coaching-change gods.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Get well soon, Ace.||
Get well soon, Ace.