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|22 weeks 1 day ago||Shout out to Cabinet||
My wife's former co-worker is one of the founders and editors of Cabinet. Up until now I've had no idea it actually existed.
|1 year 1 week ago||I really hope this is him|
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Casteel made a DVD||
Don't know if it's useful but...
|1 year 12 weeks ago||It's a Festivus miracle!||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||It works for me||
Logging in was a bit mysterious. It kept cycling to the "select your cable provider" screen but eventually it worked. Do you have a Time Warner Log in? You'll need that.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||So what you're saying is||
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Are you sure Gallery was a walk-on?||
I know his teammate in '02, center Bruce Nelson, was a walk-on who went on to play for the Panthers in the NFL. Gallery was all-state coming out of high school. I can't find anything that says he was a walk-on.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Union Pizzeria||
In Evanston on Chicago Ave is excellent AND owned by a UM grad (and great guy).
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Billy Taylor #42||
My first ever favorite Wolverine. OK, I'm super-old, but that guy made my childhood.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Even Better||
I've trained my son so now his weekend is ruined too when Michigan loses.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||KenPom wins me money||
I barely follow basketball before the tourney but year after year I've won various pools thanks to a strict adherence to KenPom's rankings. If that sort of metric were used to seed teams, it would cost me beer money.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Vista blows||
I had two machines running Vista. One of them eventually refused to boot up. Not as a result of a virus but I think a flawed update. I did a system restore and got it to work again but the problem kept happening. I finally got sick of it and did a clean reinstall with Windows 7. So much better. The other Vista machine is used for emergencies only. I still use XP Pro on my work laptop. It's significantly superior to piece of shit Vista.
By the way, get Malwarebytes too.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||That's totally my theory||
I've been trying to spread it all day. It's out of the box. Hoke gets a chance to prove that he can put together a defense that can win in the big ten, and if he succeeds he becomes HC when Lesticles goes grass-chewing into the sunset. If he fails, we hire Harbaugh after he washes out of the NFL.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||1 - 15 at Miami||
isn't exactly a resume booster.
Added to this resume in the top spot:
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Boats & Hos||
|2 years 23 weeks ago||It's not a 10||
It just isn't. One doesn't see what they say one is meant to see. It's a failure. A dog's breakfast. It looks like ass.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||We didn't boo every time a||
We didn't boo every time a field goal attempt was made. On those rare occasions we cheered sarcastically. The booing was for all the attempts that were missed.
Sorry. Couldn't resist.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Question about Frost - SIAP||
Kris Frost has said he's going to announce at the Army All America game and then early enroll wherever he goes. The Army game is on January 7th. Winter term classes begin on January 5th. I know that different rules apply to football players and the Athletic Dept has certain (limited) magic powers, but in the happy event that he commits to us, it's not like he's going to show up the next day and be a Michigan student athlete. He needs to be admitted, move to Ann Arbor, register, etc. Is it realistic to think he would be able to early enroll at Michigan, at least for winter?
Note : it occurs to me as I write this that I really ought to spend my time thinking about something else.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Expectations||
I think it's necessary to put the fans' expectations into the equation. In Fry's last year the 1998 Hawkeyes were 3 -8 overall and 2 - 6 in the Big Ten (second to last). 1-10 is a step backwards obviously but I don't think the fans were expecting them to get to the BCS right away. (In '97 they were 4 - 4 in the conference.) Fry had a pretty good run but they sucked from '92 - '94 and before he came they suffered through a couple decades of consistent losing.
In 2007 we suffered through the Horror (and Oregon) but still managed to have a pretty decent season (tied for second in the Big Ten at 6-2 and beat Florida in our bowl game). For the typical M fan, the expectation for 2008 was far loftier than it was for an Iowa fan in 1999.
In retrospect, this wasn't reasonable. And even at the time we had some concrete data to suggest we were going to suck it hard, but most of us had never experienced losing before. Prior to 2008 the last time we'd had a losing record was 1967. That's even before an old fart like me started going to games.
Patience with Ferentz was undoubtedly much easier considering Iowa's up and down history.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||All of this could have been avoided||
If Mississippi State had just paid the money up front to get him. And I thought they were in the SEC. It's no wonder they haven't had a winning record in the conference in ten years.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||The F-word||
As in "Fit"
After the game I exchanged texts with a friend of mine who I know loves Michigan as much as I do, but I ended up in a fight with him. After discerning that we were both still breathing, he asked what happened to Denard. I told what I knew and expressed admiration for Rich Rod for keeping him out of the game as a precaution. If we had lost, it’s not unreasonable to think we would have finished 5-7 again and that very well may have meant Rodriguez’s head. Nevertheless, he kept Denard on the bench to protect him. I thought that showed a lot of character, putting his players welfare above his own, and showed that he truly cares about these kids.
My buddy responded that he knows I like Rich Rod but that he’s just not a “fit” for Michigan. I said I didn’t know what that meant, that Rich Rod wanted the same things we do: to win games, graduate kids, play by the rules, compete for the Big Ten, beat Ohio State, etc.. I tried to get him to explain himself but he didn’t really try and I finally said that I thought this whole “fit’ thing was basically racist – that Rodriguez isn’t well-spoken and comes off like a hillbilly or redneck. Maybe racist wasn’t the right word. “Classist” or just snobbery might have been more apt.
Is there more to it than that? Lost games, got lynched by the freep, talks with an accent = bad fit. Enlighten me.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Watch the game?||
Good luck. I can barely make phone calls on my T-Mobile phone. If it wasn't so cheap (and I didn't have to have four separate phone lines), I'd have dumped them for Verizon like forever ago.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Craigs List or Stubhub, dude|
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I just up voted you||
I'm not sure why. I guess it's because your pain is even more painful than mine.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Awesome||
It may be get a bit lost in this threat filled with cute kid stories but you and your wife totally deserve some credit (and an MGoPoint from me) for that one. It made me LOL -- people walking by my office stopped to look at me. Also an HT to whoever it was on the CIL on Saturday who pointed out that the difference between M's offence and Playstation is that the blocking on Playstation isn't as good.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Brian says no||
I asked him about this when he was in New York last week. it was kind of hard to hear his answer because of the Notre Dame jackasses in the bar trying to drown him out, but I did gather that it wasn't happening. Something about Paul moving to Chicago.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||NYC||
Drove in last Saturday with the family. Stopped for lunch in State College, PA (imagine Ann Arbor if they took everything that's good out of it). Stopped for dinner in Oberlin, OH (wife's alma mater, cute little campus). Arrived in Detroit area around 10:00 PM. Immediately got in screaming fight with (bluehair) stepfather about RichRod. Spending the week Up North with real father (also bluehair). Trying to avoid talking about RichRod. Wife giving me dirty looks every time the subject of Michigan football comes up.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Ibra has a calf strain||
I think he's on the bench and could play if needed but I think they're trying to make sure he's fit for Real Madrid this weekend.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Fuck me||
First half hat trick for Messi.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Abidal was offside||
Whistle should have blown.