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|9 weeks 9 hours ago||So it sounds and looks like||
- both sides have agreed to a plea deal
- it will probably be under a youthful offender catagory, meaning he'll get probation and it can expunged after some time?
Am I geting that correct?
|9 weeks 9 hours ago||Non-lawyer translation?||
|11 weeks 5 hours ago||I may be too late to the party on this||
But I went from DirecTV and Xfinity in succesive years to a cord cutting option of:
- Xfinity high speed internet ($40/mo)
- Sony Playstation VUE mid range subscription ($35/mo). Gets me all the local stations, all the sports networks I care about (ESPN/2/News/U, BTN+alternates, regional Fox Sports, FS1, NFL Network, NBA TV, NBC Sports), and most of the good cable staions (Viacomm networks liek Nick, MTV, Comedy Central were taken off late last year in a fees dispute with Sony). Allows up to 5 devices streaming from the same account login. Also has limited DVR capability via cloud services
- Amazon Fire TV box w/ game controller ($99), 2 Fire TV sticks ($30 each). I also have Amazon Prime, so I get access to all the Prime Video content (which is starting to be really good with Grand Tour, The Tick upcoming, Man inthe High Castle, and their Tv / movie archive is pretty good)
- Bought my own router so I didn't have to rent one from Xfinity ($100 sale).
I'm on about 8 months on the service and couldn't be happier. I still can see all the shows I care about and my monthly recurring costs are about $75/month. Highly recommend Playstation Vue over Sling and DirecTVNow for the better live local channel and sports content for the price, but if DirecTV Now figures out a DVR service, local channel solution I may switch just 'cause of the $5 HBO subscription and the AT&T free data benefits.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I can verify the lower temp for smoked wings||
I keep my wings at about 250 deg F with just a simple salt and pepper dusting before they go in and after 3 hr, they're perfectly crispy on the outside and done on the inside. I then break out the tupperware containers with my favorite sauce and spin 'em up. My wife will never let me cook wings a different way again.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Great work as usual||
and the analysis is basically confirming that the high shot attempts in the home plate area is due to a systemic breakdown of defensive responsibility. That's a combination of (1) not installing an iron clad defensive system that emphasizes closing off of the middle, and/or (2) the players not understanding / caring enough to enact said changes. Why #2 is happening can be for a number of reasons, including ineffective coaching.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||I'm secretly hoping that Tom Brady||
is the mystery Michigan Man funding the overseas trip.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||Hot damn||
They're going to do an overseas trip every year. Tell me there's another school that'll fire up the money cannon like that. Stanford can't even top that.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Defense is now feature, not bug||
It's obvious now that in three years, Red has not been able to either install a solid defensive system, or hire an assistant coach that can do that. The defensive shortcomings are now structural and not individual talent mistakes.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Say what you will about Pitbull as an artist||
but he put together a hell of a NYE show. Salt n Peppa, followed by Snoop Dogg, Young MC, Tone Loc, Biz Markee, and Naughty by Nature? That's my playlist (from 1998) and I was feeling it.... even though most of the male artists were sporting outfits from the Cliff Huxtable Collection.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||So many Lions games... so many choices||
91 NFC Championship vs. Washington
94 Wild Card @ GB (Barry Sanders's personal 27 for 27 hell)
95 Wild Card @ Philly
All games where Detroit completely forgot what made them a competitive team and proceeded to choke the life out of themselves.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||THE KNOWLEDGE is Mgoblog's Nostradamus||
Writes in indescipherable quatrains, but his prophecy is entrancing. SPEAK ON KNOWLEDGE!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||but that's exactly the point||
With the "new canon", there's been a lot more nuance added to Vader's character other than "he's the Emperor's blunt edged hammer". He's still the former Anakin Skywalker with bad humor (he nicknamed his apprentice "Snips"), but now he has the full authority as the Emperor's invisible hand. Vader allows Krennic his vanity, but once he steps over the line as to "what's good for the Empire", Vader puts him back on his leash via Fore choke. Totally liked it. Plus, Krennic disturbed him from his good Bacta soak and was not in a forgiving mood. I think about how I am when the Amazon guy comes to my door with a package while I'm soaking in my tub.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I thought Vader's dialog with Krennic was spot on||
Read the Darth Vader comics from the last year, or hell, remember Ep 4 with the "I find your lack of faith disturbing" line. It's totally in line with Vader's portrayal.
One thing I couldn't reconcile, that I'll have to pay more attention to, is why Krennic went to Mustafar in the first place. Was he ordered there by the Emperor, was this his power play to get control over Tarkin?
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Even better then||
Dantonio doesn't have a widly successful coaching tree or young assistants waiting in the wings in East Lansing. Narduzzi's settling in at Pitt, and Fleck would probably even today be more attractive than Narduzzi regardless. Add in 3-4 years with a continued demonstration to recruit, 2 or 3 more MAC titles, and he'd be a Sparty Savior.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||If the BC job was open, that would have been another option||
but word out of Chestut Hill is that Addazio is going to get another year.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Additional thought..||
Fleck could also be thinking that he'd be a potential candidate in Ann Arbor should Harbaugh leave in 3-5 years....
|20 weeks 2 days ago||This is my thought||
Western's making him the MAC version of a Godfather offer. He could stay at Western, burnish the credentials, and be the first choice in East Lansing in 5-10 years when Dantonio's leaving, still putting Fleck as a P5 HC before he's 50. Plus with his family situation, that's a win for everyone.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Probably saw PSU was going to "hold"||
on Franklin after this year, so the Baylor move now makes sense for him. He's maxxed out at Temple and a P5 job is the right move.
Damn, now I have to re-do my Bowl mania picks.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||My dad was a chiropractor in the metro detroit area||
and Mondays were "get an autograph from Lions players day" for me as a kid, and that was back in the 80's. He also had a decent clientel from local professional wrestlers (George the Animal Steele was a regular) and a couple Red Wings.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Am I the only one disappointed||
that Magnuson under center, even for one play to take a knee, was not seen in the Rutgers blowout?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Odds of a "news" story this week with the headline||
"Jim Harbaugh is crazy.. crazy like a fox" appearing somewhere in a regional or national publication? 99.5%
|22 weeks 6 days ago||My take||
- a lot of play action crossing routes, relying on the play action to suck up hyper aggressive LB's and hoping that Butt / WR's can beat their man off the line to get into the crossing lanes before the LB can re-react
- I think you'll see rolling pockets as well to try and simplify the reads for O-Korn while giving him the freedom to go after the sticks with his legs
- On the running attack, I figure to see a lot of FB / H-back leads to try and wipe out the first level LB and hope to get our RB against their free hitting DB (as opposed to a free hitting LB), i.e. Smith trucking a DB or Evans hitting the hole faster than the DB can get there. Not too much zone reads as the DL's will be shooting so much as to disrupt zone running lanes. I also think you're not going to see a lot of misdirection unless they find that the LBs are overrunning to the inital read. We should see that within 2 series of offensive plays.
|23 weeks 10 hours ago||From what I've seen||
Lockwood looks like a huge surprise.. an actual quasi-power forward that can generate scoring chances that we haven't had in a long time. I think our goal scoring might be OK in that we're not going to have a dominant #1 line, but it might be death by a thousand cuts type of distributed scoring. I've also been impressed overall with Piazza. Didn't think he was a top pairing type of D-man, but en total he's played well. I don't think we're in the top 2 in the conference, but I think we're solidly the 3rd or 4th team, which will mean we will have a realistic chance to play our way in on the last weekend.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Analysis I read from an NBA shot guru type||
was that the defenders in the NBA are generally faster at closing out on perimeter shooters than in college, so that ended up altering Stauskas's stroke because he was trying to compensate for the slightly increased speed of the defenders. I'll try and find the link to the article because they had a video clip in which they showed frame by frame that Nik's rhythm on shots was off between his college shooting and NBA shooting.
|27 weeks 10 hours ago||You could swap out other fishy white meats||
I'd go with alligator chunks, or a really meaty white fish like a mahi mahi. Or just plain ol' chicken (but you'd have cook it for longer obvs)
|27 weeks 11 hours ago||The only reaction to this||
|27 weeks 12 hours ago||Classic bend don't break defense||
Wayne Fontes would be proud.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Jeff George was the prototype upon which||
Rex Grossman was created in a vat. George famously called his own plays in Oakland against the wishes of the head coach, Jon Gruden, which caused Gruden to re-use the famous Bull Durham quote in a press conference, describing George as having a "Million Dollar Arm, Ten Cent Head"
|28 weeks 8 hours ago||If you want a factual football movie, transition off the||
big screen to the small screen
PED use, domestic abuse, bounty systems, pain killer abusing QB, maniac HC without game management skills..... Yep, this is YOUR N*F*L
|28 weeks 8 hours ago||And by few good hockey movies, you mean....||