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|4 hours 59 min ago||I'm spending the weekend||
I'm spending the weekend living out of a hotel room in Albuquerque. At least the weather is great.
|6 hours 28 min ago||Denard and other NFL rookies||
Denard and other NFL rookies commenting on the new Star Trek film:
Sadly, there is no mention of dilithium.
|14 hours 40 min ago||Great information. Thanks||
Great information. Thanks for putting this together. It will be interesting to see how these recruiting trends work out in the future. Btw, for those who recall Bob Stoops's comment about the SEC being overrated, that comment was prompted by a reporter who began with a pontification about the superiority of the SEC making it difficult for schools like Oklahoma to hang on to local recruits. Also, schools from the SEC are making offers to kids in areas they did not before, and many of these schools are using as part of their pitch the strength of the SEC, even if they are finishing at the bottom of the league. They may not be succeeding just yet, but the effort is there.
|15 hours 52 min ago||His show was one of the||
His show was one of the primary reasons I didn't renew my Sirius subscription once the free trial period ran out. I live in Oklahoma so was desperate to hear sports info. from a national perspective, including of course the B1G teams, especially Michigan. I mistakenly thought Sirius might provide just that. Instead, it was worse than almost any local radio station that just promotes one team over and over.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Owness is a pretty cool made||
Owness is a pretty cool made up word though, and if it had a definition, it would be pretty close in meaning to onus.
|2 days 16 hours ago||What's the over/under for||
What's the over/under for number of posts before this turns into a political mud slinging match?
|2 days 22 hours ago||Oh great, now the poor kid is||
Oh great, now the poor kid is going to get a bunch more hits on his video and this will cement in his drug-addled brain the notion that forgoing a college education to pursue his rap career is a good idea. Thanks BiSB, for aiding the corruption of the youth of America.
|3 days 6 hours ago||What annoys me are the people||
What annoys me are the people who post merely to express their annoyance with other posters.
(If I could, I'd downvote myself.)
|3 days 7 hours ago||I'm not smart enough to||
I'm not smart enough to calculate the odds of two F5 tornadoes hitting the same area twice, but given that there have only been 58 (perhaps 59 now) F5s since 1950, yeah, they should just declare such areas no-build zones. Those folks living in the Beecher area of north Flint better watch out. They must be due another F5 any time now.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Damn that Dave Brandon and||
Damn that Dave Brandon and his messing with the uniforms!
|4 days 16 hours ago||He was an electrifying||
He was an electrifying player. To add to the stats that Wolverine Historian posted, over his career he averaged 7 ypc rushing and 23.1 ypc in receiving, yet he often only touched the ball on offense 2 or 3 times per game. Everybody knew he was the best athlete on the field almost every time out, and it was incredibly frustrating to see him so little used..
|1 week 1 day ago||Was chicken on the menu?||
Was chicken on the menu?
|1 week 1 day ago||It does look like he's||
It does look like he's recovering from the nerve damage. If so, it would be foolish not to include at least some plays with him at QB.
|1 week 1 day ago||Well, only in Ohio and in||
Well, only in Ohio and in Happy Valley.
|1 week 3 days ago||45- Pete Elliot 49- Bob||
45- Pete Elliot
49- Bob Chappuis
|1 week 3 days ago||What I want to know, is did||
What I want to know, is did Hoke tuck his thumbs in his armpits and waggle his elbows up and throw in a few clucks when he said this?
|1 week 4 days ago||He really didn't want to wear||
He really didn't want to wear the hat, but decided to after Gordon Gee showed him the cool bowtie tatoo he got with Ohio swag.
|1 week 4 days ago||That's fine. Your initial||
That's fine. Your initial post just rubbed me the wrong way, even though it wasn't directed at me. Enjoy the game! (Btw, I just noticed your quote by Murrow. I love it. That might be the best way to sum up complex issues like higher ed costs!)
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not interested in any||
I'm not interested in any private exchange. I just think when you call people out for their ignorance you should do better than just claim access to some kind of special knowledge that you won't reveal. Feat of Clay was able to list some reasonable counterarguments to some of the claims made:
"I also think most people would be surprised by the kinds of compliance and reporting it is required to do by the Feds, state, accrediting agencies, college guidebooks, the media, granting agencies, and so on."
How hard would it have been to make some sort of claim like that? Then debate can ensue. What you posted basically ends any possibility of further discussion, and yeah, did come across as sounding both arrogant and defensive.
|1 week 4 days ago||Since you seem to know so||
Since you seem to know so much, why don't you enlighten us about these "inner workings"?
|1 week 4 days ago||Much of Spanier's is||
Much of Spanier's is severance pay. If you go to the Chronicle link, you can click on each person and it shows the breakdown of the compensation.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wow, that's a heck of a||
Wow, that's a heck of a story. Kudos on the perserverance for both you and the lady at the counter.
|1 week 5 days ago||Excellent points. The only||
Excellent points. The only one I'd dispute is Gholston seeming "like a shitty human being." Yeah, he did some real shitty and dangerous stuff on the field, but I put that more on Narduzzi than anyone else. It was obvious that sort of behavior was being encouraged. The overall judgement as a person just seems a bit harsh.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm going to head out in a||
I'm going to head out in a bit to buy flowers for the wife, then later this afternoon cook out on the grill a great steak dinner. We learned years ago that Mother's Day is probably the busiest restaurant day of the year, so we avoid going out to eat. When the kids were all home, and the oldest was about 12 the first time we did this, they would act like the wait and kitchen staff at a restaurant. My wife and I would take our places at the dining room table, and one of the kids woud come take our order, someone else would get our drinks, then they would bring the food (which I usually played at least some small role in helping prepare) and they would take away the dishes and bring out the dessert course. The kids really enjoyed it, as did my wife and I. If I remember correctly, we even left a tip.
|1 week 5 days ago||Sadly, that's par for the||
Sadly, that's par for the course over there, and even though it's a schtick in the form of a "prequel" to another post, the mods haven't blinked an eye at the overt anti-gay mindset, and it currently does have 39 upvotes. The misogony over there is just as bad or worse (it's certainly more prevalent) and also accepted. The only ones given a hard time by a preponderance of other posters are the ones who try to interject the voice of maturity or reason. It's just the culture there. The mods are either too lazy, too afraid of the mob reaction, or just don't think that sort of thing is a big deal, because it goes on all the time.
|1 week 5 days ago||If you're looking forward to||
If you're looking forward to that day, I fear you will wait a long time. It does seem that those most invested with this back and forth between Wolverine and Spartan fan bases, though, live in Michigan, where the interaction is unavoidable. When I was growing up in Michigan, in the 1960s and 1970s, I don't recall nearly the level of vitriol. Now that may be due in large part to the absence of an internet and easy ways for people to anonymously vent their emotions, but it might also be the case that from the late sixties through the 1980s (as mGrowOld pointed out), there really was no real competition in football between the schools. From what I hear from people back in Michigan, now there is a lot of trash talking back and forth, and I'm talking about a work or school, or in the church or neighborhood--not anonymously on the internet. I'm convinced that much of the hatred and spite we see back and forth is driven by the real-world encounters people have spilling out onto sports blogs and sports radio. The only way I see it subsiding is if Michigan regains the level of dominance it once had and starts beating the Spartans on a regular basis once again.
|1 week 5 days ago||How all the other passions||
How all the other passions fleet to air, as doubtful thoughts and rash embraced despair and shuddering fear and Sparty-eyed jealousy!
|1 week 6 days ago||Apparently it was someone on||
Apparently it was someone on the Michigan coaching staff who recommended Will at the guard position:
|1 week 6 days ago||To be a Wolverine or not to be||
To be a Wolverine or not to be: that is the question.
|1 week 6 days ago||Context is everything, and of||
Context is everything, and of course the question Stoops responded to is missing in all the media reports of his statement. I heard on the radio yesterday from someone who was at the press conference, and he said the reporter prefaced his question with a short speech about how great and dominant the SEC is and therefore have a leg up on OU in recruiting, even in-state, and that's what Stoops was responding to. Btw, the top in-state recruit in Oklahoma, DE Deondre Clark has been heavily recruited by Oklahoma, and Jerry Montgomery is now leading that charge. At one time recruits like that almost always went to Oklahoma or Texas, but now almost all the SEC teams have extended offers to Clark (More SEC than Big 12 teams have now offered him), and it seems the SEC recruiters are playing the "SEC is the best" card in their recruiting. DLine is obviously a huge need for Oklahoma (Jerry Montgomery being brought in to help fix that weak link), and possibly losing one of the top DEs in the nation who just happens to come from a highschool less than 30 minutes from OU, has to stick in Stoops's craw.