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|7 weeks 6 days ago||I agree entirely on the safety course||
I wish all of the people looking at their phones that nearly killed me had also taken one. Sold my bike 3 years ago when I felt the close calls had gone way up.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Chris Spielman tells the story repeatedly||
He grew up watching Ohio State but Bo convinced him that he wanted to play for Michigan. Spielman's dad told him he was a traitor and had to play for the Buckeyes, so he did.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I won't neg you for your opinion, but I will disagree with you.||
Harbaugh conducts himself completely differently from Dantonio. His attitude snarking at a football player who was still a kid (at my age and his age, they all are), pride yadda yadda, where's the threat, those who stayed are champions, where are the wolverines, and on and on, tells you exactly why he went for two. And Peppers ran it right up his . . . his . . . where he thinks tent stakes go.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I loved||
|25 weeks 6 days ago||It is hard to say whether||
our offense is modern or not. It is either a throw-back or the most modern offense there is. 5 tight-end sets indicate it is certainly unique. Personally, I think it is the most modern offense there is, perfecting old pro offense characteristics.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||What bothers me||
is the certainty by Finebaum and the other analysts that once OSU beats Michigan, they are right back in the playoffs. Are my maize and blue glasses so thick that I see an a very efficient and diverse offense with a ton of weapons and the best Michigan defense I have ever witnessed, but the smart people on TV see something less?
I do have to give it to the B1G network analysts as the exception who finally see Michigan's defense as the best in the country except for possibly Alabama.
I watched a very beatable OSU squad the last several weeks with which we match up very well.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||you nailed it||
It was a deafening roar in the '70's because your car key was metal (no plastic top because no security chip) and you didn't have all of those discount tags in the way. And everything had a key. It was like a set of jailer's keys!
|32 weeks 2 days ago||I noticed that PFF||
does not seem to use the "hardest hitter" statistic in its analysis. It did keep track of the "ran scared from a perfectly good pocket into defenders" category. I wonder how that figured into Scott Frosts We Tough matrix?
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Thank god you guys showed up||
I thought I had spent the afternoon at the wrong stadium watching the wrong team.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||I thought I knew the answer, but||
go ask RelevantBlue. I am sure he has some awshucks response that it should be Nobody!, but if you look at those damn Buckeys, . . . well, curse them!
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Walter Brennan||
was the icing on that cake. All around good cast, if not a bit unusual.
|45 weeks 7 hours ago||I heed your warning, but I have over 80,000 on my 2007 XKR||
and it runs like the day I drove it off the dealer's lot. No major repairs, but the minor ones are outrageously expensive (pretensioner for the seatbelt $740 was the most recent), and regular maintenance is expensive (tires are special order, oil changes are almost $200 and brakes require complete replacement each time). Despite all that, I cannot make myself replace it with something newer. Best car I have driven, and it is from the days Ford owned Jaguar and took a hand in designing the engines and more. I think Ford's ownership influenced quality later in that relationship, even if the X-type is unforgivable. It is also the most unique looking car I have ever driven. I plan on driving it until it quits and then replacing the engine until I expire or the aluminum body oxidizes. I am a Ford guy and also currently drive an F150, which I love for different reasons. I have had Explorers and Expeditions and Escorts and Mustangs and even a Mercury mini van, not to mention a bunch of rental cars to compare to.
Worst car = first car. 1980 Ford Fiesta. Electrical problems. Transmission problems. Clutch problems. But at least it was underpowered and uncomfortable.
Almost bought a new Mustang this spring just to be able to run through the gears again. Paddle shifters overriding an automatic is nowhere near as satisfying.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Given the litigation,||
I am betting a lawyer for the University either wrote or edited most of it. Your comment still applies and the letter is no less disappointing.
|52 weeks 13 hours ago||If by "top 10 coach"||
you mean "a dick," then we agree.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Then he must have great||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||But the odds certainly go up||
if you add Tannerite.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||If he were to mispronounce your name,||
you would feel compelled to change it.
When the odds are 50/50, he has an 80% chance of success.
Presidents take his birthday off.
He is . . .
the Most Interesting Man in the World.
Stay thirsty, my friends.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Born in the Soo but live with the trolls now||
Over 7,000 troops stationed there in WWII, anti-aircraft batteries, anti-torpedo nets, civil defense formed. The Army Corps of Engineers still has a presence there. Every once in a while people bring up how important it is to national defense when we can rely only on our own industry to build our arsenal. You can't buy steel from China to make weapons to fight China, for example. I don't understand why people keep missing the point that even if we had the excess truck and train capacity, we would have all the trucks and trains sitting at the steel mills waiting until we built a means to get the taconite and coal from the trucks and trains to the furnaces.
30 years ago Congress authorized construction of a new lock replacing 2 of the small, unused locks. Construction started, funding stopped and only relatively small amounts have been approved from time to time. Coffer dams and drilling started and stopped just a few years back and now we are at the cost-benefit analysis stage again. Oh, well. Ther is a water main break in America every 2 minutes on average. I drive under bridges with plywood structures to deflect and delay concrete falling on me. This is just one more problem for politicians to ignore.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Is the consumer angle true?||
Did anyone buy the iPhone primarily because of its encryption capabilities? Or did they buy it for its cutting edge coolness factor? Or because everyone was buying it? I have a Samsung Galaxy (something something) and cannot tell you what kind of privacy protections it has other than I have to type in my password a hundred times a day because my employer requires me to. I am responsible for who I call and what pictures I take and the messages I send. I have never thought for a moment that Samsung owed me a duty to protect my privacy.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Greenstein is on B1G Ten Network all the time||
and was interesting to watch this season, if you like looking for biases in "analysis." When all of the other analysts were noting the obvious resurgence of Michigan football under Harbaugh, he was saying, "Eh, I'm not seeing it." It became harder and harder to maintain that viewpoint as the season progressed, but he tried. A Northwestern slappy.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I would tune in||
Actually just having him there, I might tune in just to see if they pan to him right after the Supreme Court.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I don't think it matters who invited him||
You know he and the Prez are going to catch each others eye and give the "Hey, what's up?" head nod at the same time. Maybe one of them will wink. Watch for it.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Kind of you to say||
Originally from the other end of the lake - the Soo. Boatheads can tell each other at a distance.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||There are a lot of hatch clamps and I had to dog them all||
I haven't been aboard a freighter since 1983, but we only skipped dogging them all down in the summer (also left hatch covers off on sunny days while underway to dry the hold after cleaning it to switch from taconite, ore or coal to grain). Any iffy weather and late in the year, we were water tight.
On the freeboard issue, you could only run deep on the lower lakes. Rock Cut and other stretches of the St. Mary's River, as well as relative lake levels (but we were in the long high water cycle that lasted until a few years ago) constrained how deep you could load. If you were running stone or pellets from Stoneport, Presque Isle or Escanaba and heading to Inland or US Steel or Burns Harbor at the bottom of Lake Michigan, you were constrained only by the Coast Guard regulations on how deep you could load. Well, physics would eventually constrain you.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I believe that the Coast Guard report||
gave 3 theories: rogue wave, lost hatch cover and grounding. At least that is what I remember from reading a book on the sinking 30+ years ago. Author Frederick Stonehouse leaned toward the ship striking bottom on Caribou Island Shoal. Captain of the Arthur M. Anderson always maintained that his radar track of the Fitzgerald showed it passing closer to the shoal than he would have cared to have been. Canadian surveys later showed that the shoal extends miles further from the island than the charts indicated.
I graduated from the Great Lakes Maritime Academy before attending U of M. I sailed on 5 different freighters in the early 80's, and LORAN C was on all of the ships, and we learned it was the wave of the future at the academy. Sat Nav turned it into the Betamax of navigational aids.
As far as sinkings in the 50's - 70's, the only big ships lost that I remember were the Carl D. Bradley, Daniel J. Morrell, Cedarville, Nordmeer and the Fitzgerald. At least one of them was attributed to brittle steel (carbon content?) and another one started the rivets v. welded seams discussion.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Same school colors though.||
That has to count for something.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||To riff on a comment from Sam Webb in the week before the game||
Spartan fans are like a hobo who found a lottery ticket who is now indignant that we aren't congratulating him on finally having made something of himself.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Thanks for the explanation.||
Now my enthusiasm has dropped to a level previously known to mankind.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||sometimes a starship||
is just a starship.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Fuque Borges||
How 'bout now?