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|1 week 4 days ago||This is Ohio we're talking about||
Obviously his sister.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Brooklyn Techical High School||
Or so I was told. I have no idea if it's really true. Brooklyn Tech is one of New York City's "Specialized High Schools" -- ie, one of the top public schools In the city. Their campus is just a couple of blocks from the Barclays Center. I have no idea how the arrangement was made to have them sit in for the basketball pep band. I'm glad they were there, but yeah, they didn't sound so great from where I was sitting.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||It's only a matter of time||
before the Dave Brandon "Downfall" (aka Hitler movie) parody video comes out. If anyone feels inspired, here's the official Downfall parody generator. Have it it.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||We're so screwed||
I can't see anybody that any of us want coming to Michigan with Brandon still the AD. He's toxic and I don't see that getting better. Brandon's buyout is multi-million dollars. If he's fired for cause, the university doesn't have to pay it, but firing him for cause invites a lawsuit that I doubt they want to get involved in. If there's a smoking gun proving Brandon's malfeasance and incomptence, the buyout could probably be negotiated down, but we're still talking about what? A million? 1.5? It's hard to see them shelling out that kind of money while also having to pay Hoke's buyout. So we're fucked until 2016. Unless... Kickstarter to pay Brandon's buyout. Who's in?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Went to the Men's Soccer Game agains Columbia||
Last Saturday. I discovered that we're not very good at soccer. We lost 3-0 and didn't look able to assert ourselve against a high pressing team. I had never seen them play before and had high hopes. Our recruiting has been great (number 2 class in the country last year) but with the exception of the keeper, Evan Louro, the freshmen who played were pretty undersized. Ahinga Selemani was named Big Ten Preseason Freshman of the Year and started at forward, but he's only 5-8, 170 lbs, and was manhandled. He looked frustrated and out of his element. Billy Stevens was active as a central defender and mostly acquitted himself OK (with the exception of one of the Columbia goals where he looked to get beaten), but he's only 5'9, 165. I admit that I don't know a lot about the college game but we looked pretty poor in just about every area of the game.
|22 weeks 5 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.
|28 weeks 6 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."
|31 weeks 5 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.
|32 weeks 4 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.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||World B Pelekoudas||
Aka Dan Pelekoudas, aka "Frieder's son." 1980-84.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||For those of you who were kids in the late 90s early 00s||
Lou Rawls in action figure form at 5:15
|2 years 23 hours 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 32 weeks ago||I really hope this is him|
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Casteel made a DVD||
Don't know if it's useful but...
|2 years 42 weeks ago||It's a Festivus miracle!||
|2 years 43 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.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||So what you're saying is||
|3 years 9 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.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Union Pizzeria||
In Evanston on Chicago Ave is excellent AND owned by a UM grad (and great guy).
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Billy Taylor #42||
My first ever favorite Wolverine. OK, I'm super-old, but that guy made my childhood.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Even Better||
I've trained my son so now his weekend is ruined too when Michigan loses.
|3 years 43 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 44 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 49 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 49 weeks ago||1 - 15 at Miami||
isn't exactly a resume booster.
Added to this resume in the top spot:
|4 years 5 days ago||Boats & Hos||
|4 years 1 week 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.
|4 years 2 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.
|4 years 4 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.
|4 years 5 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.