OT: Note to XM Satellite Radio users

OT: Note to XM Satellite Radio users

Submitted by SportsBrewKings on July 9th, 2010 at 12:33 PM

I called XM Radio today to cancel my subscription. I listen to Channel 42 Liquid Metal exclusively and some of the ESPN radio channels every now and then. I just couldn't justify paying 16 dollars a month for essentially one radio channel.

They offered to keep me subscribed for 5 months at $3 dollars a month. I declined.

They offered to keep me subscribed for 3 months totally free. I declined.

Basically I just wanted to tell XM users that if you are looking for a few months of satellite radio at a discount or free, call and "cancel". In this economy, its nice to gets things cheaper so thought I would just pass it along.

Year old comments?

Year old comments?

Submitted by BlockM on July 9th, 2010 at 8:31 AM

I'm curious if anyone else is seeing posts from a year ago popping up on their "My mgopoints" page. I've been getting listings with operation "expiry" and -1 points, and corresponding ones with operation "insert" with +1 points. Just wondering what's going on there.

Loudness in Michigan Stadium

Loudness in Michigan Stadium

Submitted by UMxWolverines on July 8th, 2010 at 11:34 PM

A reply on the other thread about the capacity of the stadium after renovations mad me want to make this thread. The reply was by Blue Blue Blue. He said that he doesn't find Michigan Stadium to be a loud stadium. He said that upper decks are what hold in noise. He said that it has ne'er been loud enough that he couldn't talk to the person next to him. Well sir, I'd have to say you're wrong. Last year during Western Michigan, I couldn't hear my cousin next to me and he couldn't hear me. What I'm trying to say is, it is not the shape of Michigan Stadium. It's that more people need to participate and I hope they do this fall...

Bobble Reminder - Evening Edition

Bobble Reminder - Evening Edition

Submitted by MrWoodson on July 8th, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Yes, I know this was posted much earlier, but that post is about to slip to page three and people are coming home from work and we really need some bobbles. Iowa recently sent out a university wide email and is pushing Chuck Long and they are rapidly catching up and passing teams one by one. I know this is just a stupid bobblethon, but how can we let Chuck Long come in ahead of Charles Woodson without a fight? Woodson deserves better than that.

http://www.bigtenicons.com/bobblethon/

OT - I Played with/against that guy

OT - I Played with/against that guy

Submitted by JeepinBen on July 7th, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Sparked by the Tigers Call up thread, I was wondering who all here had good stories playing with/against people who made it. I've seen on the boards people who played high school football against so-and-so and I've always found it interesting.

Only person I can think of that I played against was Phil Kessel. Freshman year of high school his team (Madison Capitals) dominated the midwest league we were playing in. I was a goalie and the best game I've ever played was against that team. 0-0 with three minutes left, I made about 50 saves on the night, we had taken 7 shots (his whole team was amazing, they went undefeated). With 3 minutes left their team gets a penalty shot. Kessel takes it, bears down on me, and burns me. Bad. We lost 3-0, but it was their closest game all year, and it was really sweet to see him playing on Team USA at the Olympics.

So what about you guys? Who tackled Kevin Grady? Who got dunked on by Petway? Let's hear some of the old glory stories

OT: Remembering "The Man Show"

OT: Remembering "The Man Show"

Submitted by Bosch on July 7th, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Today's "odd name" discussions got me thinking about The Man Show..... indirectly that is.  It actually got me thinking about a a name that I heard recently.  My mother and wife are both teachers and were talking about something student related.  I was tuning out their discussion.... until I heard one of the names of the students they were talking about...... Michael Hunt.  I wanted to confirm that I heard that correctly, but I couldn't bring myself to ask my mother if she had just said what I thought she said, not that it mattered because neither my wife nor my mother were going to share the same immature emotions that were racing around in my head.  There are unique names.  There are odd names.  But Michael Hunt is fucking cruel.

Anyway, this got me thinking about The Man Show as I believe they had a bit where they would invite people on the show who had unfortunate first and last name combinations.  Then this got me thinking about The Man Show is general (yeah, a day in my life).

For those of you who watched the show, how disappointed were you when they called it quits?  The show probably put a strain on a lot of relationships, but it was good television. 

A few memories:

There was an episode where Adam and Jimmy played strip basketball against the Juggy Twins.  The Twins got them down to their tighty whities and then Adam and Jimmy buckled down and ground out the victory.  Unfortunately, as the show was on basic cable, the Juggies' assets were left up to the imagination.  Here is the clip.  Even with the fuzziness, it is probably NSFW.  You are warned

And who can forget The Man Show Boy?.  I always assumed that Adam and/or Jimmy were feeding him his lines but, either way, his one liners were classic.  A couple for your pleasure (also may be NSFW due to language):