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|5 days 19 min ago||I am so with you||
I can just envision Brian and Ace sitting in the "Chevy Make the Choice Studio," gritting their teeth and making the choice to not hang up on the guy. It speaks to what nice guys they must be that they can endure it.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Presented for your approval||
Comparison of preseason and postseason rankings for last year.
This site conducts the same comparison every year going back to 1989.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||It's a bit confusing||
Here's his page from the Weber State roster.
He got his bachelor's degree in Australia and came to Weber State to pursue a masters. They listed him as a junior - assuming that was last season but I don't know.
It's unclear (to me at least) when his eligibility clock started but I would think it would have been when he started at an American school. Maybe I'm wrong but maybe if there's some reason this guy wants to stay in college for most of his twenties it's conceivable that he could have some eligility remaining after the upcoming season.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know but...||
I'm not sure how often high school players transfer schools but I don't think it's uncommon. I know Devin Gardner transferred from Detroit Jesuit to Inkster. It's common enough that most states have rules about it.
Anyway, I was intrigued by this McLane Carter kid and did a little digging. Apparently his dad lives in Salado TX, where Carter played previously. His mom lives in Gilmer where he transferred so there doesn’t appear to be anything overly sketchy about the transfer.
Carter appears to have some good bloodlines. His half-brother is GJ Kinne, a former standout QU at Tulsa who’s on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad after originally signing as an undrafted free agent with the Jets in 2012. Kinne was a three star in high school who also transferred to Gilmer for his senior year after playing previously in Canton, TX where his father was the coach. Crazily, Kinne’s father (who doesn’t appear to be Carter’s father) was shot by the father of one of his players in 2005. The dad didn’t like the way coach Kinne was using his son. They take their football seriously in Texas.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||This is Ohio we're talking about||
Obviously his sister.
|45 weeks 2 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.
|49 weeks 3 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.
|1 year 1 week 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?
|1 year 4 weeks 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.
|1 year 12 weeks 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.
|1 year 18 weeks 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."
|1 year 21 weeks 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.
|1 year 22 weeks 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.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||World B Pelekoudas||
Aka Dan Pelekoudas, aka "Frieder's son." 1980-84.
|2 years 1 week 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 41 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.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I really hope this is him|
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Casteel made a DVD||
Don't know if it's useful but...
|3 years 32 weeks ago||It's a Festivus miracle!||
|3 years 33 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 43 weeks ago||So what you're saying is||
|3 years 51 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.
|4 years 1 week ago||Union Pizzeria||
In Evanston on Chicago Ave is excellent AND owned by a UM grad (and great guy).
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Billy Taylor #42||
My first ever favorite Wolverine. OK, I'm super-old, but that guy made my childhood.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Even Better||
I've trained my son so now his weekend is ruined too when Michigan loses.
|4 years 33 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.
|4 years 33 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.
|4 years 39 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.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||1 - 15 at Miami||
isn't exactly a resume booster.
Added to this resume in the top spot:
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Boats & Hos||