Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|4 days 12 hours ago||I'm excited but not as||
I'm excited but not as excited as I'd be if I was my sister. Or maybe more.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Totally agree with this, and||
Totally agree with this, and would add he's been an assertive offensive player out of the gate. He has what a lot of of us wanted to see more out of GRIII needs, balls. (GRIII so smoove though.)
|5 days 52 min ago||My favorite part is how the||
My favorite part is how the boosters club is paying a quarter of the university prez's salary. Everything else just naturally flows out of that state of affairs.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Robert Christgau's classic||
Robert Christgau's classic review of BiB:
"Replacing Aerosmith as primitives of choice among admirers of heavy machinery, these Aussies are a little too archetypal for my tastes. Angus Young does come up with killer riffs, though not as consistently as a refined person like myself might hope, and fresh recruit Brian Johnson sings like there's a cattle prod at his scrotum, just the thing for fans who can't decide whether their newfound testosterone is agony or ecstasy. AC/DC can't decide either--"Shoot to Thrill," "Given [sic] the Dog a Bone," and "Let Me Put My Love Into You" all concern the unimaginative sexual acts you'd imagine, and "What Do You Do for Money Honey" has a more limited set of answers than the average secretary would prefer. My sister's glad they don't write fantasy and science fiction, and if you're female you're free to share her relief. Brothers are more deeply implicated in these matters."
|5 days 15 hours ago||"OK, here's the pact: Except||
"OK, here's the pact: Except for Bon...."
|5 days 15 hours ago||Not that they ever had||
Not that they ever had anything to sell out (I think you're fuzzy on the concept) but bitching about "jackwagon producer[s]" when these dudes worked repeatedly with Mutt Lange suggests you're fuzzy on that part, too.
|5 days 16 hours ago||FZ avatar hailing AC/DC as||
FZ avatar hailing AC/DC as the best band ever. That's bizarre!
|5 days 16 hours ago||And was it too soon when Led||
And was it too soon when Led Zep put the Hindenburg on an album cover?
|5 days 16 hours ago||Hindenberg then, with Led||
Hindenberg then, with Led Zep?
|5 days 16 hours ago||AC/DC makes me embarrassed to||
AC/DC makes me embarrassed to have ever been 14.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Now if it could just turn out||
Now if it could just turn out that Aerosmith was on MH370, we would be making real progress.
|6 days 3 hours ago||We will be better this year||
We will be better this year than last year because the coaches didn't know what they were coaching in the spring? I'm going to put that over with "GRIII is going pro b/c he doesn't want to come off the bench."
|6 days 21 hours ago||He's going pro because he's||
He's going pro because he's worried about having to come off the bench?
|1 week 4 min ago||My perspective on Hoke's||
My perspective on Hoke's statement on Dec. 23 is that the football program was protecting one of its players (and itself, out of covenience) at a point when it should not have been. Lame.
|1 week 3 days ago||It is interesting how||
It is interesting how valuable the current de facto farm system is as an economic engine compared to what a real one would be worth. Without the ties to the beloved institution (even if many of the fans of a given one conceive of it as primarily an athletic institution) and the amplifying effect of the same brand across many sports (Do you KNOW how many national championships our gymnastics/golf/curling team has?), this level of basketball or football would be diddly squat.
|1 week 3 days ago||Did not see this coming. I've||
Did not see this coming. I've been assuming Nik, GRIII and MM were gone, just to get used to the idea. Churning out early entries is good for the program, at least by the current yardstick, and it's good for those players that can make the leap. But, the great things we won't see them do in a M uniform...
Nobody wants to be a five-year guy except the guys who wondered if they woud be able to stick for four. Thought next year might be Horford's year; his time has been a bit star-crossed. I've always been in the guy's corner. Off the top of my head I can't think of another Capital Area guy who's played at UM in my lifetime.
|1 week 4 days ago||Never was a fan of Iverson or||
Never was a fan of Iverson or his game. IDing that swap as the point of inflection in Dumar's time as GM feels right to me. After that, there couldn't be anything too dumb to try.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Levert might have the highest||
Levert might have the highest ceiling of anyone on the roster right now. He has been aggressive and fearless on the floor right from the start, totally out of proportion to his three-star status, and what he is physically capable of is still expanding. If Stauskas leaves, I hope he has someone to work out with over the summer who has the same sort of drive. He could make the sort of physical transformation Webber did between his fresh and soph years. I can see him ultimately having the most notable career.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The confidence and rising||
The confidence and rising aggressiveness Morgan has played with for the last month or two has been key. Dude is making plays. It's been fun to watch, hope to watch it three more times.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ironically, neither does||
Ironically, neither does Boulder.
EDIT: I take that back. Actually there is at least one rec shop in Boulder proper that is open now.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It would've been easier to be||
It would've been easier to be a Spartan, growing up in LA in the 70s and all. I knew kids who played on Everett's state championship team with EJ. Instead, and even though I didn't even finish high school in-state, following the Wolverines has been one of the few threads that run through the entire length of my life. That die was cast long before actually going to college was on the table.
I can understand a little elitism on the part of those who did attend and do hold a degree, though it stings a bit to receive it. Those are valuable things. I wish I had that experience and that credential. For the wrong reasons it didn't work out that way.
But if we're talking about fandom, I don't know that a Michigan kid who bled maize and blue is any less a Wolverine than some out of state kid who never gave two shits about any of it until he got on campus and went along for the ride for a season or two.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Jason and the Scorchers were||
Jason and the Scorchers were cowpunk. Nobody else has ever been cowpunk, or ever will.
Falling in a well to start conference games is a tradition ever since last season.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||In the South, the folks are||
In the South, the folks are so passionate about football that they poison each others' shrubbery and boycott each others' businesses, occassionally shooting or drunkenly stabbing one another with butter knives*.
But the recruiting is genteel and civilized affair.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||* - I done seen it happen!||
* - I done seen it happen! Attempted anyway.
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||"big Al was just too||
"big Al was just too creative."
That sound you just heard was Stan Parrish rolling over in his grave.
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||This is to say Hoke gets to||
This is to say Hoke gets to make two hires on his staff, OC and DC? I don't think it works that way anywhere, in football or out.
In your example, if the HC and the DC don't agree on schemes and staff, the hire does not get made. This is how it works.
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||Elicit. Some will, no doubt,||
Elicit. Some will, no doubt, be impolite. Some will get negged, perhaps even get the poster banned. But I'm not sure any could be truly illicit, not without coming here toking on a bong with it's wanger swinging free. Which is hard for a response to do.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Indeed. Who has the patience||
Indeed. Who has the patience to read? Find a few words that resonate with (or tweak) your biases and race off to the comments, claming shit that ain't nowhere near factual.
Good work, preacher.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I hadn't heard that in 20||
I hadn't heard that in 20 years, min. Golden Shower of Hits. Sweet.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||That's a sweet farmer's tan||
That's a sweet farmer's tan he's rocking, then and now.