Wolverine In Exile
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|1 week 1 day ago||Politics aside||
I think Rush Limbaugh said it best with "Sports is one of the few pursuits in life where you can wholeheartedly invest your being into it, feel the complete spectrum of human emotion, and then at the end of the day, it really doesn't mean anything. But it does mean SOMETHING in the moment and afterwards, and that's why it's great."
I look forward to Saturdays again, not with dread of what could go wrong, but with hope of what could go right. Go Blue, Always and Forever.
|1 week 1 day ago||All weight gain / loss is positive||
That is all.
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|1 week 1 day ago||What about||
"and as evil corporate mastermind Dave Brandon, Christoph Waltz"
just so long as we get Danny Glover as Fred Jackson, I'm on board. I basically imagine the Jim Harbaugh assembling his coaching staff montage as being like Jake & Elwood getting the band back together.....
Josh Brolin (Harbaugh) "Listen Tyrone, we want you back to coach running backs at Michigan."
Ice Cube (Wheatley) "You can't bring that stuff in here! My old lady is going to kill me!"
Brolin (Harbaugh) "Would it help you ma'am if you knew that what we're asking Tyrone to do is a holy thing? You see, we're on a mission from Bo."
Taraji Henson from Empire (Wheatley's wife) <runs out from behind counter of Tyrone's Chicken and Waffle Emporium in Buffalo NY> "Don't you blaspheme in here! You ain't taking my man, and you Tyrone are not running off with your ol' two bit Sincerely in Football friends.."
Cube (Wheatley) "Aw, check your self woman!"
<Entire cast breaks out into new hip-hop version of "Think">
Where's the kickstarter?
|1 week 1 day ago||Grizzy Adams||
did have a beard.
|1 week 1 day ago||If you can get past the overly||
90's "we're funny DJ's who can make sex jokes on the air" schtick that Drew still holds onto, their interviews with authors are actually really good. Drew does read a crapton, and most of the authors he has on, he makes a point to actually read the book in depth and ask deeper questions than what's on the jacket notes or PR material.
I'm so stoked to read this book now. I'm leaving my current job next week and I'm giving away copies of 3 & Out to select folks as training aids on how you can screw up royally from a management persepctive, even when things seemingly line up perfectly. I may be ordering a bunch of copies of BLL as well...
|1 week 1 day ago||Multiple items||
1) Are we sure at this point that Fear the Walking Turkey isn't actually a follow-on program to the unacknowledged Killer Robots program terrorizing North Campus as reported in the Every Three Weekly, circa 2000-1?
2) I want Nike to make a replica of that Gary Moeller polo in the video clip.
3) Pluto's Mitten Moon: Notice the hole at the bottom right of the moon? Apparently the "free dynamite Thursday" giveaway at the Pluto Lunar Cabela's in Pluto Lunar Dundee went a bit... awry.
4) The bunker CAEN lab in the FXB is either the entrance to the real Dharma Initiative HQ from "LOST", where legions of Cybermen are being built and hidden as sleep deprived Aero Masters students, or the reception room to the warehouse of relics from Raiders of the Lost Ark (In Utah you say? Nah. It's in the 4th Indiana Jones movie? I have no idea of what you're talking about, THERE ARE ONLY 3 INDIANA JONES MOVIES, THERE IS NO 4TH INDIANA JONES MOVIE, JUST LIKE THERE ARE ONLY.... THREE.... LIGHTS!)
5) Pretty Sure Kirk Ferentz is on the FIFA Executive Council. Just sayin'
|1 week 2 days ago||I loved this bowl game||
when I watched it as an 8 year old, and I still love the memory of it today. Whever I think of 1985-6 Michigan Footbal though, I will always remember:
1) Asskicking we gave Sparty that year
2) Trying to figure out what happened in Iowa City.
|1 week 2 days ago||Wrestling GIF||
Was that a Double Hurricanrada?
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Between||
Bacon's three books on this period in Michigan history, the Rich Rod era book, the post-Rich Rod era book, and BLL, you basically can build an executuive seminar course on how NOT to be an effective manager. Jeebus Holy Shit Pass the Tylenol-- thank god Hackett seems to have the sensibility of a competent manager.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So what we're saying is||
John Navarre with speed???
The nice thing with QB's over 6'6" is that the velocity comes naturally because of the physics of their limbs throwing balls. I'm not worried about arm strength. If he can break off a 6-7 yd run every once in a while, that's gravy. Realistically though, if he doesn't win the job by his RS So year, then he'll be an excellent addition to the long line of Michigan QB's turned into NFL-caliber TE's.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Serious question||
If btn hockey expands with Iowa to 7 teams, is there any precedent in other conferences having odd numbers of teams? I can think of both pro (more chances for ooc home games that break up conference road trips) and con (constantly having one team from your conference always sitting a weekend).
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||This is why Bo is so revered||
He knew the time to go, had a good succession plan in place that had qualified coaches and established a program identity / core values and never distracted from The Team. This is why I will always talk about Bo in only the most reverential terms, and most younger Michigan fans today will not understand why Bo was held this way "since he, you know, never won a national title".
|6 weeks 3 days ago||But hey!||
That's when population control will oh so hip, and you'll have to get a license to have children, but then you'll also probably have to prove you're genetically worthy to have kids. SO don't worry, all the less qualified folks will just be bred out so that only the truly worthy people will be able to propagate. And then since there'll be less people, think of the less resources we'll use, so then we can arrest global warming, and we won't ever have to leave our house because the Googazonber.com corporation will bring me everything I need via robot drone and I won't have to deal with *people*, 'cause I mean who likes waiting in line with smelly people, or people that don't have the exact same opinion I do on everything from morality to dress to hair style to....
The dismissive attitude so many people have nowadays toward the erosion of personal freedom and individual responsibility is really scary, all under the name of progress/safety/ease of life. Life is hard, life has tragedy,but through all that there's great pride and personal fulfillment available by overcoming these things.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||You mean like Demolition Man?||
I'm growing more convinced I'm going to end up like Dennis Leary's character, eating rat cheeseburgers and purposefully maintaining a '79 El Camino in an underground cabal.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Everybody laughs at the line||
but Judge Smails had it right, "The world needs ditch diggers too"
I know no politics, but I thought this was a point that Charles Krauthammer brought out on a Fox News show about 6-8 months that really stuck with me, basically a lot of our political elite talk about "new economies" and getting more "green jobs" like computer programmers at google and what not.. but not everybody is capable of the high tech jobs or working finance at Goldman Sachs. That's not denegrating their work or value- you can have respect and pride in a manual labor job. That's what made the auto industry great IMO, sure it was tough manual labor on the line and it didn't take a lot of "skill" to turn a wrench, but you were building something and took pride in the end product. Culturally, we have over time de-valued the worth and "pride of ownership" in labor intensive fields, but there's value and moral good-i-tude in keeping productive and working hard. That translates into a society that then can overcome the really big challenges like financial hardship and wars and such. Unfortunately, you build in a mentality that everything's hard and we need automation to do some aspect of everything in our life, and then what? How does the human respond? I'm not saying we need to go back to a 1940's level of industrial technology, but the constant drive to automate everything is I think robbing humanity of some key maturation and resiliency aspects,and almost creating a permanent underclass of drones.
But of course, automated cars theoretically can save lives, so "won't someone think about the CHILDREN???"
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I badgered the MGoBlog staff||
a couple years ago and managed to get a 'Space Bitches Space" in 24 month size. It is on kid #2 and will be saved for kid #3. We also sport the toddler sized Worst State Ever shirt and Cue the Muppets shirt. Works for both boys and girls.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Two items||
1) M-den has onesies for boys that are light blue and have a silk screened maize n blue tie with a block M on it. Got it for my son and avoided having to dress him in crappy Baby Gap formal wear for months when we'd go to church or a party or something.
2) A kids M book. You're going to be reading to him at night for a long time, and while the writing style of Jim Brandstatter is good to put dad to sleep, not so much for baby moving into toddler. I always liked the "Michigan 101" board book at M-Den and other places on campus. It's got pages dedicated to different things abotu campus (including a page on the sports teams) and then the back two pages are the complete words (include preambles) to both The Victors and Maize and Blue. Great lullabys even if you suck at singing. And you'll sing, trust me.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Add'l aspect to Weather Channel's downturn||
When they got into their spat with Direct TV, DirecTV went out and put "Weather Nation" on their network instead. Very no-frills weather forecasting and conditions channel and no superfluous / politically themed programming like Weather Channel was venturing into. When Weather Channel finally made their peace with DirecTV, Weather Nation had gained enough market share that people simply didn't worry about watching Weather Channel anymore. I know in our house, our smartphones are source #1 for weather, but then after that is local Dayton digital broadcast weather HD station, then Weather Nation. Weather Channel doesn't even register for me anymore.
The analogy for ESPN for me would be that if someone like FoxSports 1 focused on just presenting the sports (both live content of major leagues and news-based recap shows), they'd take away market share from the STEPHEN A. SMITH led ESPN. But FS1 has gone down the "we're going to be ENTERTAINING" road, and as such have already probably passed the point of no return.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||RIP||
Dusty Rhodes. Miss you big guy.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Bailey||
especially when she had the glasses at her desk thing going on.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Great situation for Nik||
He'll get plenty of minutes at the 2, there's a black hole of gravitational mass down low in Okafor/Noel/Embiid to suck down defenders and get space to shoot, 'Ish' is a servicable distributor, and Nik's defensive liabilities can be mitigated by the wealth of big men downlow to be rim protectors. Will he be an All-star? probably not, but if he's going to be a servicable pro, he'll be in the right situation to showcase it the next couple year. Plus have you seen the Atlantic division??? I'm not sold on Toronto as a world-destroying "new NBA" team, the Knicks and Nets are going to be waterboard-torture bad, and Boston still has minimal talent (but double + coaching). I could actually see Philly making a run at finishing 2nd in the division next year. Now with Stauskas and the big-men, I'd love to see the Sixers get a veteran penetrate-but-pass-first point guard like Professor Andre Miller or, gulp, the Sixers actually using some of those stockpiled assets to get Ty Lawson from Denver.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||No||
Troy Athens '96. Always a .500 team except for an occasional blip every 3 to 4 years where we'd win 7 and come within a game of winning the league, and then lose to Troy High. My senior year, we thought we had a chance with a strong senior class and a junior QB who was groomed to be a golden boy since he was in 7th grade, and we had a run, but didn't go very far (I think we lost in the 1st rd of the state playoffs by a lot).
On the other hand we were a "futbol" powerhouse, and that was what most of us who didn't play football did, tailgate for soccer. (I was a varsity baseball only guy)
|10 weeks 2 days ago||But but but||
Bill Nye, noted science expert, said there's "no way" that the footballs could deflate on their own without the Patriots cheating!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Babcock hire best thing for Hyman||
Hyman's exactly the kind of player Babcock will love. Gritty forward with skill, can play wing or center.. I bet Hyman's getting Draper-like 3rd line minutes next year on the big club.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Battle or No Battle||
So our Bball roster for next year is (apologies for using 80's era position names):
PG- Walton, Albrecht
SG- Battle, MAAR
SF- Levert, Dawkins, Dun Robinson
PF- Irvin, Chapman / Wilson / Wagner
C- Doyle / Donnel / Wilson
PG- Walton, Albrecht
SG- Levert, MAAR / incoming FR?
SF- Irvin, Dawkins, Dun Robinson
PF- Chapman / Wagner / Wilson
C- Doyle / Donnel / Wilson
Is this even remotely accurate?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Monroe would be appealing||
for Phil Jackson as he seems to me to fit the Bill Cartwright mold of a center Phil likes. If SVG is sold on Jackson over Jennings, then get value for Jennings now.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Never forget||
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||The worst part is||
we still might be the conference favorite at this point. Minnesota needs to find a replacement for Wilcox and the defense depth they lost, PSU is still building talent, MSU is a tire fire besides goalie, Wiscy's going to be extremely young with a new goalie, and Ohio St is Ohio St. Welcome to the CHA circa 1999!
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||We're going to be in the same boat as last year||
We'll have a winning record, both OOC and within B1G play, but with the lack of OOC strength and the B1G likely to be down again this year, the conference will be a 1 bid league with the tourney champ getting the bid. If we had a stronger OOC schedule with maybe 1-2 less wins, we might be in a better position for an at-large, but in reality without a stronger B1G, we're going to be 1-bid conference territory for a while.
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||Yes but||
I think his swing changes the last 5 years were an *attempt* to protect his right knee without actually doing anything to protect it, and subsequently putting more stress on his back which is manifesting itself now. I think Foley was a huge mistake, and his current "coach" is more of a yes man than anything else. I really believe if he went back to Harmon honestly and not because he thought it was the right PR move, Harmon could help him get back to a natural motion that fits with his body-- that's always the least stressful swing is letting your body tell you what it can do instead of forcing your limbs to do something their not naturally inclined to do. Now what that may look like at the end of the day is a Tiger who will not be able to drive 300+ yds with ultra stiff shaft steel irons, and that may not fit the persona of what Tiger wants to be-- the ultimate golf alpha dog-- but as is pointed out below, the delta in swing yardage is so small nowadays relatively, it's more important to play target golf and be solid around the greens and putting. With Tiger's natural talent, I still think he could be today a Nick Faldo in his prime type of player, but I don't think his ego will allow it.