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|21 min 52 sec ago||I hate what happened to him.||
I hate what happened to him. I love the way he, Beilein and everyone else involved responded.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Exactly. It is a good thing||
Exactly. It is a good thing for the players to get exposed to quality coaching, and an event like that has to potential reach the kids that participate in other positive ways, esp if the msg includes a pitch on the importance of their academics.
iirc, the coaching staff's have to be invited to participate, and this is not the Jim Harbaugh Michigan's Coming to Steal Your Recruits Again Saban Football Camp. No doubt the word has been put out through contacts and channels that Harbaugh and staff are available, but they do have to be wanted there.
Saban's a pretty powerful coach. He's not a helpless victim. He could lobby his conference via his AD for changes, or he could press for changes at the NCAA level. But he exploits things his conference allows that are prohibite elsewhere, and his whiny bitch routine sux.
|1 week 3 days ago||Anyone who pulls the Don't||
Anyone who pulls the Don't You Know Who I Am? bit should get the screws.
Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? (h/t the Mats)
|1 week 4 days ago||The place I worked from 89-93||
The place I worked from 89-93 switched from UUCP to SMTP in the early 90s, and I had access to Usenet there as well. That was pretty much the internet then. Had an AOL account by 93 or 94, and got a domain around 96.
I first accessed a dial-up BBS in circa... 87. Whenever I installed my first modem, which may have been 300 or 1200 baud for all I remember, in my Leading Edge PC ($5,000, two floppy drives, amber monitor).
|1 week 6 days ago||Whenever we've started||
Whenever we've started calling a dog something while trying to think of a name, that became the name.
What should we call Smokey? We're already calling him Smokey.
Good on you for giving a dog a good home.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||He should just claim that||
He should just claim that being downwind of Colorado, this was bound to happen. Have you ever been out there and seen [sic] how the wind blows?
(Obligatory Boulder joke about the wind: Colorado doesn't blow, Nebraska sucks.)
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Carmelo Anthony is a||
Carmelo Anthony is a certified turd. There are no useful comparisons involving him except more turdier or less turdier.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Left Hand's Sawtooth Nitro is||
Left Hand's Sawtooth Nitro is my favorite nitro beer, one of my go-to's in general, and it's made practically right here in the neighborhood -- brewed on the banks of the mighty St. Vtrain!
EDIT: I'm a wee bit surprised at Left Hand's profile here. New Belgium, then Oskar Blues, have always seemed to overshadow them, and they always felt a bit like Longmont's secret beer to me -- Longmont being the armpit of Boulder Cnty in the popualr imagination. Never been a huge fan of OB though I drank a lot it back in the 90s when I was just a couple blocks from their first brewery in Lyons. Now I get to sit by their brewery in Longmont and smell the good smells while waiting to pick up my kid from school, then go past LH on the way home...
I do like dumping those nitros in a glass.
In summary: beer.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||It's always "Talk about..."||
It's always "Talk about..." because all anybody's looking for is a goddamn pull quote. otoh, sportswriters also know they're not getting any actual discussion or insight no matter which tool they pry with, and probably couldn't keep up if the coaches started talking about actual football anyway. Such a boring pro forma exercise that will spin off 20 articles of nothing.
But it's good to have Wheatley here.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Fly fishing guide.'96||
Fly fishing guide.
'96 Cherokee (the last good Jeep ever made) or '06 Outback. The '93 Cherokee (364K on the orig engine) stays in the garage and is going nowhere, no matter what Mrs. WMW says.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Yep. The Burke one was||
Yep. The Burke one was painful but these three are from the golden era of Michigan getting screwed by the refs.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure how touted or||
Not sure how touted or untouted any player was has anything to with anything now, esp on a JB roster. I like MAAR's play and, in that game in this season, there's nothing to keep your powder dry for.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Ya know, if Iggy Pop, who||
If Iggy Pop, who actually attended the university, were to be involved... I'd think we should hear that one out.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||You're dead on, actually.||
You're dead on, actually. It's a very chill vibe here. Not all stuffy and crusty like the places you like.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Weekend skiing is very||
Weekend skiing is very feasible, Thousands and thousands of people do it. It's so feasible, eastbound I-70 from the tunnel to Morrison is the second or third largest city in Colorado on Sunday afternoons. I-70 can be a nightmare. CDOT has been trying to figure out what to do about it for as long as I've been here -- 20 years -- but it just keeps getting worse. I'll go Willow Pass/Cameron Pass/Rabbit Ears Pass to avoid it.
I drove through Golden twice today (to and from fishing on the South Platte, beautiful day on the river), no frat house smell. I lived just east of there, in Wheat Ridge, for a time. If you didn't know the Coors brewery was a brewery, you'd think it was an auto factory. Golden's a nice little place, but it's getting stomped fast.
Ball Aerospace, among others, has a strong and growing presence in the north Denver area, Westminster/Broomfield, as well as things going on around Boulder, given CU/LASP and etc.
The vacancy rate in Boulder County is approx 0%. Since the flood, we've rented a place and bought a place; it's a crazy market here right now. Bring cash.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I'm hoping to make the Utah||
I'm hoping to make the Utah game. Single game tickets aren't on sale until August, and it'll probably be a bit of a tough ticket. I have amigos among the Utes. I'll wrap it up in a fishing roadtrip in case a ticket doesn't come through.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||You should be OK. NSD is||
You should be OK. NSD is typically pretty slow in the mortuary business. Day after, tho, diff story.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||idk but if that's not the||
idk but if that's not the case, it should be!
|12 weeks 6 days ago||The pads goalies are allowed||
The pads goalies are allowed to wear are ridiculous. Bring your skillz, sucka, I got walls strapped to my legs.
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||My generation (and yours) has||
My generation (and yours) has always had shit for taste in music. In a parallel universe, they get the Minutemen out at 5 o'clock.
No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones. Thus spake Joe Strummer. (Joe doesn't know about my complete set of Stones recordings through Steel Wheels.)
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||MJ didn't own the 80s I lived||
MJ didn't own the 80s I lived in.
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||Can I hear some Led Zep for||
Can I hear some Led Zep for the 40 millionth goddamn time?
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||And Pixies. Cobain copped a||
And Pixies. Cobain copped a lot from them, and freely admitted it.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Your second point is pretty||
Your second point is pretty much how I see the Harbaugh/NFL thing. THE CW is, Oh, he'll be back in the NFL in four years. We'll see about that, but if so, the one implausible scenario is Harbaugh failing his way back into an NFL HC gig.
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|14 weeks 1 day ago||SLC area attractions:||
SLC area attractions: Colorado.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Just remember: The team! The||
Just remember: The team! The team! The team!
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Being one of the olds is lame||
Being one of the olds is lame but it's a good thing to be old enough to have followed about 3/4 of Bo's career at U-M closely and remember it distinctly.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I recall being pretty excited||
I recall being pretty excited about the A Train. Getting him out of LA was a little bit of a big deal, iirc.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||These would be,||
These would be, chronologically, the New 97s then?