Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
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|2 weeks 3 days ago||No like All Day IPA||
I had my first All Day IPA last week (also in NYC - Brooklyn actually - Gowanus Yacht Club on Smith Street) and was really disappointed. I though it was really unbalanced and thin. Like drinking grapefruit juice mixed with pine. I don't feel it's representative of what those geniuses at Founders can do. I've had other "sessionable' IPAs (specifically recall Lagunitas DayTime) and have felt similarly disappointed. I don't know enough about brewing to understand why it's difficult to make a beer that's low in ABV, hoppy and still balanced but this seems to be the case. To each his own, of course, but I think I'm done with Session IPAs.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Hyman Roth - Godfather Part II||
"When I heard it, I wasn't angry; I knew Moe, I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we've chosen; I didn't ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business."
"I'm going in to take a nap. When I wake, if the money's on the table, I'll know I have a partner. If it isn't, I'll know I don't."
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I've known plenty of||
I've known plenty of fraternity guys who didn't drink (or didn't drink to excess) too, but this study suggests that there's a definite correlation between Greek membership and excessive drinking.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I question the accuracy||
I question the accuracy of those numbers. My son applied to UW-Madison for fall of 2014 and at an admitted student event they told us that they'd received over 30,000 applicants this year. Their numbers for 2012 were about that (29,504 http://www.wisc.edu/about/facts/).
By the way, I wouldn't let him go there.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||World B Pelekoudas||
Aka Dan Pelekoudas, aka "Frieder's son." 1980-84.
|44 weeks 11 hours ago||For those of you who were kids in the late 90s early 00s||
Lou Rawls in action figure form at 5:15
|1 year 32 weeks 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.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I really hope this is him|
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Casteel made a DVD||
Don't know if it's useful but...
|2 years 22 weeks ago||It's a Festivus miracle!||
|2 years 23 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.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||So what you're saying is||
|2 years 41 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.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Union Pizzeria||
In Evanston on Chicago Ave is excellent AND owned by a UM grad (and great guy).
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Billy Taylor #42||
My first ever favorite Wolverine. OK, I'm super-old, but that guy made my childhood.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Even Better||
I've trained my son so now his weekend is ruined too when Michigan loses.
|3 years 23 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.
|3 years 24 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.
|3 years 29 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.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||1 - 15 at Miami||
isn't exactly a resume booster.
Added to this resume in the top spot:
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Boats & Hos||
|3 years 32 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.
|3 years 34 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.
|3 years 35 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.
|3 years 36 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.
|3 years 37 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.
|3 years 38 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.
|3 years 39 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.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Craigs List or Stubhub, dude|
|3 years 42 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.