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|3 weeks 1 day ago||He's won everywhere he's been||
He's won everywhere he's been but only had Luck at Stanford, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say he's going to do fine here with a QB other than Luck.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||No shit. Mo didn't make it to||
No shit. Mo didn't make it to the big money years.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||OK, double neg then That shit||
OK, double neg then. That was on his vocab and grammar test.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It's not the least bit||
It's not the least bit hypocritical. It's completely consistent. We didn't want the frustrations with the AD and coaching staff vented on the players. We don't want to be degraded and dismissed by the players. It's a desire for an atmosphere of mutual respect as we each play out our roles in the endeavor.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Negged for "would of" and||
Negged for "would of" and also for believing everything extant is known by reporters and reported.
|4 weeks 3 min ago||mmmmm yardbird||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||If I was Harbaugh, my||
If I was Harbaugh, my takeaway from four seasons in SF is that I'm quite well cut out to succeed in the NFL, and that it's the anon whiners who aren't.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||When Wojo calls for your||
When Wojo calls for your firing, it's over.
We've still got the stadium, the helmets, and the great fight song, and there are 114,000 willing to come to the games, if they are worth paying to watch in person. But pretty much nothing of the Bo-Mo-Llo era remains. The next hire is a big one. We're coming up on a decade of being a really lousy football program. There's a good football team on the roster but the next guy is going to have to build his own thing.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||And then said kid, previously||
And then said kid, previously under the impression he knew it all, learns something and goes, Oh.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Well, Tom Izzo for one, quite||
Well, Tom Izzo for one, quite obviously.
But yeah, that's KISS, which has pretty much nothing to do with ICP and the Juggaloes.
Except for the implicit Michigan Agricultural College LCD.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||No. I'm afraid it doesn't end||
No. I'm afraid it doesn't end well. otoh, those last four or five paragraphs are about the pinnacle of American Lit in the 20thC. So, taking that as an example, maybe we'll get some good art of this.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Brady Hoke <> "the fresh||
Brady Hoke <> "the fresh green breast of the new world" anymore.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Well, the light is green, not||
Well, the light is green, not blue. So, inconclusive.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||New Belgium 1554 and a chunk||
New Belgium 1554 and a chunk off a Dixie Chocolate Truffle. Mile High Friday night.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Gatsby believed in the green||
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning ——
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, those were eight great||
Yeah, those were eight great weeks. It was good to see him find NBA success. From a distance, it seemed an imploding situation that could've taken a real talent down with it.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Whereabouts? I was very into||
Whereabouts? I was very into the emerging Southern alt-pop scene when I (was) moved down there. I hitchhiked around Alabama some during college. Visited with Howard Finster at his place over in northern GA several times. Assembled a massive collection of recordings by Fetchin Bones, Let's Active, Hillbilly Frankenstein and on and on. Always been a bit fascinated with the culture, thanks to Faulkner, Michael Stipe and others. The landscape is often quite alluring and beautiful, from the foothills to the salt. The people, where the Old South is not completely kudzu'd under by the New South, can be pecularliarly and wonderfully weird, unreserved and expressive in pure ways. The pockets of progressive thinking and culture in places like B'ham are good counterpoints to the general narrowmindedness that still largely reigns, imo. I might rather eat in Alabama than Michigan (except for the lack of Great Lakes comfort food -- yes, this does exist -- like smoked lake trout, pickled herring, and ruffed grouse). I sometimes miss the winter light there... but now that I'm thinking about it, I'd really like to shoot a ruffed grouse for dinner.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Tomorrow, hearing Brian Cook||
Tomorrow, hearing Brian Cook yodel will be thing I've always wanted most in my life.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Can't disagree with that. It||
Can't disagree with that. It just about has to be a different relationship. otoh, I've been Maize and Blue since about 7 years old. Somewhere I have the Rick Leach SI cover still, stolen from my elem school library. I literally cried in a hotel room in Atlanta when we beat Wash State b/c I knew I'd eventually see that day and then, after all the near misses, Charles White's phantom TD and all that, it had come. I don't think the fandom of someone from, say, New Jersey, who never thought about UM until their freshman year, is really any more important than mine.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I was always a Yankee down||
I was always a Yankee down there anyway. A stranger in a strange land.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||In the case of the '88 Hall||
In the case of the '88 Hall of Fame game, when I was at Bama, a little uncomfortable is what it made me. But what was I supposed to do? Adopt a new team just to get along, when my heart and allegiance lay elsewhere? I enjoyed my time in SEC land, was a Bama fan by the end, though Bama was always a distant and uncomparable second to the U of M to me, and by three or four years after I'd gotten the hell out of the Deep South, I no longer gave a damn about the Crimson Tide.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Well, then you probably won't||
Well, then you probably won't be thrilled about me showing up here. I do regret selecting my handle a bit. It was intended to be a bit ironic, a little bit of a stand against our own who think we're second class citizens b/c we never paid tuition there (long story, that, though I did get accepted, as I'm always too insecure to avoid pointing avoid -- lifelong dream and all that) and a lot of Dan Savage-style repurposing of a slur. Yeah, I'm what Sparty calls a Walmart Wolverine. So what? I've never been anything but pure Maize and Blue.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I've an embarrassing||
I've an embarrassing admission: I can't recall the last game I had a chance to watch in this rivalry. I guess it was the Gholston helmet twist game. For a long string of games, like most of the past decade, circumstances have had me far from a tv or even cell service on the day of the M-Staee game.
Maybe this has all been my fault.
I promise to be glued to the tube tomorrow.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||No kidding. cough 3-3-5||
No kidding. cough 3-3-5 cough.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Brian's pretty tech savvy and||
Brian's pretty tech savvy and has probably already found something like this:
But in case not.
Using PHP's mail() function or the Pear library, for example, you can construct your headers about anyway you'd wish to make it appear (on the surface) to have originated just about anywhere. Tracking backward through mail gateways to the last trusted one is the technique, I gather. A little bit of reading up on the topic piques my interest, but I haven't any experience sleuthing email origins out, just scripting outbound emails.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Neg'd by someone who writes||
Neg'd by someone who writes "would of"?
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||I been down that road, and||
I been down that road, and have some thoughts I'm not going to bother to organize much at all:
It's one thing to be able to write well for your classes, another to produce material that people want to pay to read, or that people want to pay to put advertising around. Writing for a living is a job. It's work, and shitty paying work too. Don't do it for free, at least after a point. For a lot of pubs, the business model revolves around getting the raw material for their product free of charge from kids who think they are one great piece away from being the next Hunter Thompson. You gotta buld your clip file, right? Fuck that.
It takes one fucking hell of a lot of drive to do it. And just as happens for a camera man in the porn industry, the novelty wears off surprisingly fast. I'd first advise pitching all romantic notions. It's better than having them beaten out of you, not that that's not going to happen anyway.
If you can produce copy that doesn't have to be rewritten by an editor on deadline, you can find places to get paid -- the wasteland of community newspapers, for instance. Jesus, if you can consistently spell your own name correctly, you can get some very small checks and loads of clips and experience there. The number of times in my life I've had to replace "would of" with "would've" in copy by people who fancy themselves writers is why I have occasional hissy fits about that on this forum. Just seeing "would of" and "should of" gives me hives.
Every hack out there read the 6th grade speech at DARE graduation. (Probably never mention that again, at least until you are sending your clips to Newsmax.)
As one writer put it, writing is the one job where you can spend an hour staring out the window with a beer in your hand and still legitimately consider yourself to be working.
I like to believe there is room in any field for the talented and driven.
Do you have anything to say? This is sort of an important part of being a writer.
When I was at the stage of things you're in now, everyone around me advised that I should have something practical to fall back on. I succumbed to that pressure -- that discomfort those around me had about the thought of watching me struggle when I could be on Easy Street -- and got a degree in computer science. It has been a mixed blessing. How can you do something as longshot hard as becoming a reasonably well paid writer -- there's a 99% chance you think you don't care about the money now, a 99.5% chance you will be pretty desperate about it by the time you are 40 -- if you're not all in?
I think it's still true that it's useful to be able to shoot your own photos, too. Pics sell the words. If you're trying to break in, being capable of dropping the whole package in an editor's inbox is solid strategy.
If it's sportswriter you are aiming for, think hard about getting the fuck out of academia immediately. Unless someone else is picking up your tab at U-M, the main thing you are getting out of that is debt that is going to push you toward some other profession. In five years, you'll be taking realtor classes at night at the community college.
Try drugs but be careful not to develop any dependencies on the really expensive ones.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||So, just out of curiosity,||
So, just out of curiosity, what exactly are your quotes around endorsed intended to convey?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Kids, that "uv" sound that||
Kids, that "uv" sound that people make that always gets translated as "of" is actually a contraction of "have". This is the kind of thing they should've asked about.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Crazy. I lived across the old||
Crazy. I lived across the old practice field from Tutweiler a couple years. A few times I sat up in Bear Bryant's old practice watch tower in the middle of the night tripping my ass off. There was a cross burning on Sorority Row while I was there. Fun stuff!