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Wolverine In Exile
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|3 hours 58 min ago||FIFA||
We're so corrupt, even the Swiss think we're hiding too much money!
|3 hours 59 min ago||I like the Men in Blazers suggestion||
Add lyrics to the FIFA theme song, "Let's embezzle the money, Get apartments for all of our cats"
|4 hours 15 min ago||Shouldn't it be||
|1 day 4 hours ago||Co-signed||
If there was ever a team to just go full Washington Senators and never recover, FYS Hockey would be my choice. Is HIldebrand leaving also or is he sticking around for his senior season?
Now if we can just put together a full season of effort....
|4 days 8 hours ago||Ethnicity is big for us||
So wife and I decided that boy's would have Polish names and girls would have Irish names. Worked out so far.... Can't wait for Little Stosh to be added!
|5 days 51 min ago||This ^^^||
and I'm not even sure it's going to be SEC-on-SEC violence (even though that will certainly, most definately occur). I think it's more SEC-on-PAC12 and SEC-on-ACC violence to be scheduled. The point about where the talent is can not be lost on SEC coaches... hosting a camp in Grand Rapids ain't going to get them as much as mid-level SEC teams like Tennessee, South Carolina, and Kentucky hosting camps in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the like. The one exception would be SEC teams hosting camps in Tex A&M's backyard, but then is it really hurting Tex A&M or UTexas?
To me the real question is: to paraphrase, is the SEC in an uneviable position, in that they have to win all the battles with recruits in their geographic area or are they the side in the recruiting wars that only has to get lucky once outside of their area?
|5 days 20 hours ago||sounds like||
Either a) hr person was following strict union rules on salary hiring practices, or b) was incompetent. Either way, a bad hr department is a sign of management who doesn't take the little things seriously, like hiring good people and retaining them, so consider yourself lucky.
|6 days 18 hours ago||former officer in daytons alumni club||
The official alumni club of Dayton is fairly active (its not a Chicago club by any means), but they usually host 2-3 game watching parties. For other bars outside of the official game watching party, I'd suggest finding a group of friends and hitting up a local place that isn't broadcasting buckeye love. I'd suggest 5th street brewpub (my Michigan Broomball team hit that regularly in the winter season).
|1 week 3 hours ago||If he continues this play||
forget GR next year, he could be playing 3rd line minutes on the big club. Guess he's proving he's making the right decision in leaving.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Correct||
And since scholarships are still (for the most part) a yr-by-yr award, theoretically, Hibbits could get a scholarship right before the school year starts once rosters are fully known and then not have one the next year. Such is the life of a preferred walk-on-- your coach can tell you if a schollie opens up, they'll give it to you / consider you, but they're under no obligation to continue to do that. Most guys who get preferred walk-on status understand the deal and make due-- but usually expect to be on scholarship for at least 1 or 2 years during their 4-5 years on campus.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Um||
Does Hutch have some anger issues she needs to work out? Looks like she's giving the pinata the full "PC Load Letter" treatment.
|1 week 3 hours ago||OK, I'll play the Feud||
Even with the non-binding LOI, the school has some assurance because:
a) with the non-binding part on the student's side, the school has to be pretty damn sure they want him, thereby reducing some of the loopholes for oversigning; i.e. they can't send out 100+ "committable offers"
b) the recruit can't take visits to other schools (and take unlimited visits to the signed school), decreasing the chance of snake oil flips. If the student does take another official visit to a different school, then the original school is off the hook of the LOI.
c) If the socialization on the students part is to realize that once they sign the LOI, they're locked in, that will reduce by 42% the amount of drama queen signing day hat ceremonies. There still will be some, but right now the default is to have drama because it's allowed. By having the LOI's, then there's downward social pressure to NOT extend the recruiting process when it doesn't need to be for 60-70% of the recruits. Hence Paul Johnson's "the students will call their (the coaches') bluff if there's an offer extended".
|1 week 6 days ago||hands down||
It's Katmandu. High energy silver bullet band, seger at his raspy greatness, and the song's just fun to sing in the car, or on a snowmobile, or speeding on a boat. Plus the trumpet hook is addicting.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||two options I recommend||
1) if money really isn't an issue, then with your family head to traverse city area. Sleeping bear dunes, TC beaches and lots of nice parks / play areas for the kiddos. If you golf and like adult beverages, there's multiple quality microbrews, wineries, and good restaurants in TC.
2) if you want a little more laid back, my family's vacation spot has been up in the alpena / presque isle / Rogers city area. Alpenas the big town and has restaurants, boat charters, multiple putt putt courses and cheesy amusement parks (go karts, arcades, etc). Both inland lakes in the area, Long Lake and Grand Lake are perfectly fine to swim and watersport in summer without much fear of freezing your area off. Usually the south end of grand lake becomes a nice place to park a boat and let your kids swim on the sand bars and share a beer with a fellow boater. There's nice golf in the area (Rogers City CC is public and highly underrated, especially the back nine which is a hilly links course). This area doesn't have the modern polish of TC but has everything you need for a good northern Michigan vacation. Its also about 60-90 min away from Mackinaw Island meaning you can do a day trip or an overnight on the island without a problem. Alpena has some modern hotel chains but you can also google search for on lake rentals at grand lake and long lake that may come with a boat rental. big downside of Alpena area is you either fly into Alpena at inconvenient times through DTW, or you fly into Detroit / Flint / Bay City-Midland and drive the 3-4 hours north. You go to TC, you fly right into TC airport from a number of hubs and fly out.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Time for IU to utilize their Biology department||
and start that Bobby Knight cloning project STAT. Amazing that since Knight left, Indiana can't find a decent HC to make them an annual contender for the NCAA tournament, much less the conference or Sweet 16. Just think what Beilein would do with that program in the middle of the richest jumpshooting geographical area in the nation.. Scratch that, no, don't EVER think of Belein anyplace except in Ann Arbor.
To quote Bugs Bunny, "Tom Crean, what a maroon!"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Thankfully||
I've been running a resistance cell in Dayton since '02. Looking forward to linking up with the main force soon.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Wormholes||
I always liked Carl Sagan's explanation which was to take a piece of paper, ask you to imagine yourself as a worm crawling on that paper so you only have knowledge on N-1 dimensions around you. To get to the other side of the paper, you could crawl all the way across, or if you had enough energy to bend the paper and then poke a hole through to the other side (Sagan did this with a straw), the worm could crawl through the straw and reach the point on the other side in much less time than if he crawled all the way across the unfolded paper. He then went on to explain that there are multiple ways to cause that hole (You could quickly poke a straw through, you could slowly add force to a singluar point over a period of time, you could rub away the paper on a small spot with friction forces, etc) or to bend the paper. The trick for humanity, is to figure out which one makes the most sense.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Is The Flash involved?||
And if so, Barry Allen, or Wally West?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If NCG is going to a northern city||
It'll go to either Indianapolis or Detroit. World class indoor stadiums, proven track record of hosting a Super Bowl, and in the middle of B1G country which is football saavy. Detroit's rep for big events has gone immeasurably up since the Super Bowl, Final Four, and Frozen Four. Plus the NCAA isn't *as* image concious as the NFL in terms of celebrity pandering to SEXY locales, so as long as there's sufficient hotel rooms (there are), an infrastructure in place (there is), an energized local fan base to provide the volunteer and entertainment services (check), and a sufficient corporate base to draw sponsorship moneys from, both Detroit and Indy are strong contenders. I'd put Indy ahead of Detroit right now since some of Detroit's entertainment draw is tied to casinos (not the image the NCAA wants of the starting QB photo'd playing $100 hands of blackjack at the Greektown Casino two nights before the big game), Indy's in the NCAA HQ's backyard, and Indy would probably be seen as slightly more neutral ground than Detroit for some southern schools. Detroit's more football centric, has more people, is more associated with big time collegiate football (both Mich & MSU), has hosted a bowl game, and isn't associated with the Final Four rotation that Indy is. Plus even in the current economic climate, Detroit Auto probably still has more sponsorship dollars than Eli Lilly and whatever else is in Indy.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||fyi||
I've been told commercial ppv locations (I.e. bars) are being charged $25 per person x fire capacity.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||football evolution||
I'm always interested in how football evolves, sometimes in circles. The 46 was created as a counter to the power run offenses of the late 70s/early 80s. Ditka basically hires ryan to run the 46 to beat the Cowboys, Giants, and Vermeil era Eagles. Now as the spread is evolving back toward power running concepts, the 46 may see a resurgence, especially since the best way to beat a 46 is with a highly accurate qb who can hit wr's on crossing/slant routes in stride (aka the west coast offense). Up to now, the spread offenses have relied a lot of non complicated passing trees that count on numerical mismatches down the field. If D's are going to start countering power running spreads with 46-esque fronts and techniques, it'll be interesting to see if the next innovation on the offensive side will be to create hybrid spread/west coast offenses or go to the other extreme to beat the 46, mouse Davis run n shoot style offenses!
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Cut It Out||
I'm just waiting for the very special episode where Uncle Joey meets his illegitimate son born of his one night stand with Alanis Morrisette.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Spoiler Alert||
In the season 1 finale of Star Wars Rebels, the crew of the Ghost successfully (albeit inadvertantly) caused the star destroyer of one Grand Moff Tarkin to crash into a planet, although it was mustafar, and there's a distinct lack of desert scapes on mustafar.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I was very hesitant when Disney purchased the franchise||
but with Star Wars Rebels and these two trailers, I'm more encouraged than ever that Disney Star Wars is going to be as magical for the next generation of kids as the original trilogy was for me.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Annnndddd||
my productivity just crashed into negative imaginary numbers for the rest of the day.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||This is the big difference||
between having a TV- network dictate to you what the sport coverage should be and the sport dictating to the network how to cover the event. The Masters leadership purposefully keeps a lid on the amount of content so as to keep some of the mystique still involved. It's a marketing strategy that works for the people that own the event, and that's the only thing that matters. If the Masters leadership was into maximizing revenue, then they'd do more. As it is, they have different optimization variables, no more, no less complicated than that.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||if Fred Jackson were still recruiting||
Would Matt Falcon have finished the Kessel Run in under 5 parsecs?
"He's like a faster Chewbacca but with less hair. Shiftiness like a young Yoda in a cave fight. Probably the best pure talent I've seen since midichlorians were being counted"
|7 weeks 5 days ago||physics you say?||
Don't give a shit. I'm Han muthafuckin Solo. I make my own rules.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I want the||
#20 "M. FALCON" jersey. Might be the most underground nerd jersey of all time.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||"but Mr Simpson,||
Polls recently taken say that 35% of the people would vote for you and 62% say that you would eat your own toenails if they were covered in BBQ sauce. How do you respond? " - kent brockman
"Aw Kent, statistics can be made up to prove whatever you want... 60% of the American people know that" - homer j Simpson.