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07/17/2018 - 8:14pm I'm on here as much during…

I'm on here as much during the daytime, but not when I'm driving to/from work.  At the slow times during the drive, I could bounce on the app for a few minutes - easy peasy.  No thanks with looking at a full-on web site...

I don't really care about the format, I think it works just fine.  Edits, pictures, links, etc will all work fine in time - as Seth has recently stated on the newly updated MGoBoard 3.0 sticky thread.  Crappy rollout, but it'll get better.  Hopefully, the easy stuff will be knocked out before the season starts.

07/17/2018 - 10:09am I don't name my cars, but my…

I don't name my cars, but my wife has named my current.  It's a red Fusion hybrid, and she hates it.  Says it sits too low, and (because she's short) the seat belts don't slide low enough to avoid giving her the feeling that they'll decapitate her in a front end collision.  She named it Christine.

However, I call my Waze navigator Kate (because of the voice I selected - the British female Kate), and talk to her quite a bit.  My wife hates her like she's some kind of girlfriend I have on the side.  Completely irrational...

07/16/2018 - 8:23pm Dude!  Branch out!! …

Dude!  Branch out!!  Marinate them in any number of awesome recipes (or even store bought packages) overnight before cooking them.  Teriyaki and honey is an old stand of mine.  They absorb all that awesome flavor, get even more tender, and are mouth watering when they come off the grill.  You'll never want the blandness of salt and pepper again...

Damn you British type people with your non-seasoned anything!!!

07/16/2018 - 8:16pm Ribs, and pork shoulders,…

Ribs, and pork shoulders, should be cooked well past the normal 'well done' temps because the fat and cartilage melts down around 190.  When that melts, good times are had by all!

07/16/2018 - 2:04pm I'm appalled that steak has…

I'm appalled that steak has three votes for being cooked medium in only 24 posts (so far).  Steak should never - NEVER - be cooked further than medium rare, or you've ruined it.

/step stool

  1. Steak in all of its flavors (rare to med rare, no 'sauce')
  2. Prime Rib (rare to med rare)
  3. Walleye/salmon
  4. Caramel
  5. Creme Brulee'
07/16/2018 - 9:05am Its a plausible plan with a…

Its a plausible plan with a lot of details that ave to be sorted out.  But it seems doable.

This plan would remove some benefit of paying recruits up front, and thus even out some recruiting battles a little bit - so I have no doubt that a lot of southern (ahem) schools won't be in complete favor.  There will be lots of hemming and hawing about it, with coaches, ADs, and NCAA officials pontificating rather than sorting out details.  But I really doubt anyone will come straight out against it.  That would be a public relations boo-boo...

And then one considers the NCAA's bent on total control of everything, and its glacial pace of change. Maybe in 10 years we can have a real conversation about this.  I really hope it doesn't take that long, despite whatever plan might be put in place.

Pay them, somehow, already!!!

07/15/2018 - 9:34am Good post for OT season!

1)…

Good post for OT season!

1) Wired, self-starting generator.  Virginia gets the occasional hurricane remnants, and I've gone without power (and well water) many times.

2) Fiber runs throughout the house.  Cat 6 is good, but, if you can, go with fiber.  Initially expensive, but the world is trending that way and you can get the best of internet/TV clarity without ever worrying about bandwidth forever more.

3) Heat/AC ducting and control that's actually designed for the living spaces (vs standard ducting).  My heat pumps can't keep the upstairs cool during the summer heat because they're undersized (thanks, standard home construction).  I have ceiling fans in every room, but its not enough.  I need a mini-split in a couple of rooms...

Honorable mention would be a gas grill line, but I'm seriously looking at a pellet grill as my next.

07/15/2018 - 9:04am Here are the money quotes:

Here are the money quotes:

  • "...they said they’ll give me freedom and let me play my game."
  • "I can bring some excitement to Columbus. I want to start a winning culture there with the coaches and hopefully bring us a National Championship."

So, essentially, OSU sold him a line about being the catalyst to build everything, while doing whatever he wants on the court.  Where Beilein (no doubt) told him how he'd fit into the established scheme.

Good luck to you, kid.  (You're gonna need it...)

07/14/2018 - 10:16pm This.  Make sure you know…

This.  Make sure you know exactly what she likes - what cut (princess, round, square, etc); what metal will the band be (platinum, white gold, something else - it determines the clarity you should get); how big.  Know the answer to those questions BEFORE you go looking for diamonds.  You only get one shot at this...

07/14/2018 - 6:43pm I'm going to second the…

I'm going to second the suggestion for an elliptical - same great running workout, but without the stress that actuall running puts on your joints.  You can get a second hand Life Fitness X9 model pretty cheaply.  Those are what were in all the clubs 15-20 years ago, and they are solid.  A bit dated with the red LED readout and beeps, but still has the heart rate monitoring.  And they provide an excellent workout.

07/14/2018 - 1:01pm Bye, Felicia!!

Bye, Felicia!!

07/14/2018 - 8:58am What to do depends an awful…

What to do depends an awful lot on what you're friend likes to do!  I mean, does he like to fish?  A charter for muskies would be unique to an Amsterdamite.  Show him some Motown sights between the rock concerts if he likes music.  Some craft breweries?  Amsterdam has an awesome red light district, but maybe don't show him Detroit's red light districts.  (Yeah, don't.  That's an awful idea...)

How about some clues about what he likes?  Because that is where you narrow what Detroit (Michigan) really has to offer him...  A game at Comerica (HAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!)?

07/14/2018 - 8:47am Just ask Paul to open the…

Just ask Paul to open the gate, he seems pretty reasonable...

07/13/2018 - 12:49pm This seems to have been a…

This seems to have been a problem for people under 1000 points total, although that's not a scientific survey with accurate results.    I've asked if someone jacked up the code and typo'd 1000, instead of 100, but the only psuedo-answer I saw was that the point module was old and needed to be refactored.  So whatever...  I got nothing for you!  But I'll upvote one in your name!!

07/13/2018 - 8:19am The 2011 offense was still…

The 2011 offense was still RR's offense - it was a full on spread to run handled by DRob.  Hoke started slowly morphing it into a more traditional pro-style in 2012, which is when everything started to go off the rails for him.  I wouldn't make the same OC comparisons for another team as far as any regression is concerned.  It more depends on the scheme a new OC wants to run, and the players he has for that scheme.

If Rahne keeps Moorehead's scheme and play calling, he'll do okay.  If he tries to change it to something else altogether, he better hope he has the players for it...

07/11/2018 - 9:34pm I wouldn't say "so whatever"…

I wouldn't say "so whatever"...  I mean, he did write and post the rule that said nobody - including himself - would make any political posts.  Personally, I don't care that he did.  I have no care to read about local AA mayoral runs, so I didn't click on it (same as not clicking on other topics that don't interest me).  But, posting a rule for everyone, and then saying 'i can do it, but you can't', is wrong.  Change the rule so it says 'Brian can post whatever he wants, and you can't', and I'd be fine with it.

07/11/2018 - 3:23pm I wanted to say much the…

I wanted to say much the same thing, but you said it so much better than I probably would have!  If you want to praise the parts of Hitler's leadership that would actually make sense, I can name 15 other leaders for which the same praise can be made - without the political baggage. 

I just can't imagine someone using Hitler as an example of doing something - anything - right.  Especially in the context of a football locker room, where all you're doing is trying to jack up your players.  You're not looking for an educational back and forth...

07/10/2018 - 1:01pm By "breaking with the past"…

By "breaking with the past" do you mean bringing back Lomas Brown to better remind us of Lion's struggles, even in the years with a Pro-Bowler on the OL?

07/10/2018 - 10:07am You had a downvote! …

You had a downvote!  Probably from some yahoo that didn't watch the Demon Donut video...

07/10/2018 - 9:51am Did that racist LB get back…

Did that racist LB get back on the team?  Whatshisname?  Racy McRace, or something?  Any chance Mick talks about removing that red lock?

07/10/2018 - 9:45am Right?  Like he really had…

Right?  Like he really had to ask an usher if he could go on his field.  The only thing he needed to do to get the gate opened is wake up Paul from his nap!

07/10/2018 - 9:36am When I first read this, I…

When I first read this, I thought it was a farcical thing.  However...  This story is well written, and interesting.  It'll be neat to see the results from the TBT based on this rule change.  (Unless I've already missed them?  Not a huge bball fan outside of college ball...)

07/10/2018 - 9:33am I think you misunderstood…

I think you misunderstood the comment.  He was saying that any snub list that doesn't list Dayne as being a bigger snub than Vick, can get bent.  You, Brian, and myself all agree this is true - Dayne was snubbed, and it was a bigger insult than Vick not getting a Heisman.

07/10/2018 - 8:42am Yep...  And it perfectly…

Yep...  And it perfectly explains why Harbaugh recruited 47 corner/safety hybrids that are all 6'2", 180, run a 4.5 40 yd dash, and are known as physical players.  They can all play corner, safety, VIPER(!), slot corner, run support, fade diminisher, edge rusher, wheel route ender,  corner, and safety.  They can also play both corner and safety.

We should not be whining about corners and safeties being different people, anymore...

Now, if we see Bryan Mone trying to cover some wing back on a wheel route due to some Middle Eastern blitz scheme, we'll know Don Brown is drunk.

07/10/2018 - 8:31am A statistical debate over…

A statistical debate over simple division from a second rate, half-wit reporter...

You will not see this argument at RCMB or whatever OSU shack is operating these days.  And it is why I love MGoBlog - come here for a little football talk, learn about statistics.  Time well spent!

07/10/2018 - 8:27am He would make a battery out…

He would make a battery out of chewed bubble gum and a hair follicle, and then use the blender as both a flotation device and a boat motor.  Chuck Norris would come along and eat the gum hair battery and use the boat blender as dental floss.

Chuck will always win against MaGruber...

07/09/2018 - 6:15pm Not a valid comparison. …

Not a valid comparison.  Going from one flavor of candied water to another has nothing in common with moving technology forward or backward.  Nothing whatsoever.  And don't even argue that point - because there is no argument.

The site needs work, true.  I strongly believe that HUEL did them wrong - this is more backward than it should have been.  HUEL should be ashamed of themselves for this release because it was not ready.  If I were looking for someone to build a web page for me, HUEL was just crossed off my list, and there's no need for a price negotiation, either.  Just gone.  (Of course, Brian's price may not have included everything it should have had.  In which case, HUEL still gets the public hit because they did the work.  It's just business...)

All that said, there is a sticky thread documenting the on-going work.  I haven't checked it in quite a while, so I don't know if its still being updated.  Nonetheless, the site is what we have, and it will slowly improve.  Either stick it out, or go away.  

 

07/09/2018 - 3:34pm "remember, it's just a game"…

"remember, it's just a game"

Ugh, I HATE that!!!  If you don't understand, then get the hell out!!!  The game is on, how hard is it to LEAVE ME ALONE for a few hours?

LMAO!! 

07/08/2018 - 9:41am He's not 'from' that truck…

He's not 'from' that truck stop.  His family moved there several years ago, so he doesn't have that lifelong attraction that is impossible to break.  He's a legit threat to end up at UM.  I hope he does...

07/06/2018 - 8:22am Gonna have to go with this. …

Gonna have to go with this.  Eating smartly and getting a modicum of exercise (i.e.: walking up that ONE flight of steps*) is all you need to maintain a good weight.  You'll lose some weight like that, but not quickly enough for most that diet - which is why they diet.

 

* I HATE it when people get on the elevator to go up one floor - let alone down that one floor.  And I see it all the time.  Sad...

07/05/2018 - 10:11pm I like BBQ'ing chicken.  The…

I like BBQ'ing chicken.  The grill makes it taste really good, and I like the wings best, then thighs...

07/05/2018 - 12:44am I don't know where he was,…

I don't know where he was, but if you're near a Pennsylvania border you can buy them in PA.  So long as you have an out of state license and promise to take them out of the state in 24 hrs, you can buy whatever you want.  I've procured the same mortar rounds that pros set up.  They are awesome!  Not completely legal in VA, but like someone said, cops only make so many house calls.

07/03/2018 - 10:39pm Well, this makes my thoughts…

Well, this makes my thoughts to drop DirecTV for Comcast, without the BTN, that much easier...  

07/03/2018 - 5:44pm Well, if he plays well this…

Well, if he plays well this year and looks like a decent NFL pick (if even the following year), I hope there's an out clause he can invoke.  It may be just a placeholder for the Rangers against other MLB teams, rather than locking him into the Drew Henson paradigm.  But as a 39th round pick, he'll never see a MLB stadium - unless he buys a ticket.

07/02/2018 - 2:44pm Fredericksburg, VA

Pros:

Fredericksburg, VA

Pros:

  • Close to Washington, DC, and all of its trappings
  • Small town, rural living
  • Good employment opportunities if you don't mind driving

Cons:

  • Close to Wash DC, and all of its traffic
  • Lots of meth and friends
  • Horrible schools
  • Long, hot, humid summers

As I think about it, this place has more cons than pros.  Thanks, man...

07/02/2018 - 2:02pm Basketball?  We talkin'…

Basketball?  We talkin' basketball?  We're a football school!!

(Am I doing this right?)

I'd say you won't find a spreadsheet of recruiting data from the recruiting services because they don't want to give away their IP.  They get paid money to compile and show that data - they don't want some nerd making better sense of it than they do.  However, feel free to manually copy all of that stuff so you can enlighten us with your knowledge!  I'd love to see your results...

07/02/2018 - 10:56am No, actually, he's not -…

No, actually, he's not - very salient points.  This appointment is crucial, and we all wish it could be made in a politically neutral environment.  Unfortunately, there is nothing neutral about today's political environment.  Personally, I don't want Trump getting another vote on SCOTUS - and I say that as a person that voted for neither Trump nor Hillary (they both suck ass as a choice).

I don't want the environmental and ecological destruction that a far right court will bring.  It's bad enough that the administration doesn't believe in science, we don't need it to get worse...  I mean, Scott Pruitt.  Really??

07/02/2018 - 9:06am His only point was that Hand…

His only point was that Hand was drafted higher than Hurst, but only because of the heart issue that spooked the entire NFL.  Had that not occurred, Hurst was a top 20 draft pick, if not top 10.  He was not saying Hand was better than Hurst - that would be one of the more dumb things anyone could say...

07/02/2018 - 8:50am The Freep did the same thing…

The Freep did the same thing a couple of weeks ago, with one of the committapolooza guys - though I forget who.  They published the story a little early, then pulled it down.  The Freep's editorial control is lacking in integrity...  (Go figure!)

06/30/2018 - 8:54am Well, that's a bit dramatic…

Well, that's a bit dramatic...

06/29/2018 - 8:10am So, basically, you read each…

So, basically, you read each question to see if it interested you, and then decided - because they don't interest you - that the whole thing is trash.  You would not have yelled "STOP!!!" if a question asked about unfunded pensions.

If it doesn't interest you, move along.  Because when you digest the content before complaining about it, your complaint is void.

06/29/2018 - 8:02am Brian, you can sometimes be…

Brian, you can sometimes be an insufferably pompous douchebag.  But on this point, I agree completely with you and laughed my ass off when I read this!  You've done a fairly good job of keeping politics out of here, and we all appreciate it.

And yet, when a candidate for state governor asks for air time, such consideration should be allowed.  It doesn't sound like any punches were pulled (just reading the questions), so I want to listen to it just to hear - and I don't even live in Michigan for a vote on the issues!

One caution (not that you care) - if the other candidates ask for the same consideration, I hope you indulge them in the very same manner you indulged el-Sayed.  It would be easy to say you only support one political bent, or that you supported an alum.  But make the stand - allow all voices.  Your readers make up all voices, give them the same consideration.  (Same questions, too...)

06/28/2018 - 11:52am The way you speak sounds a…

The way you speak sounds a lot like the way some UM football coaches coached.  Stop attacking when you get a lead, and hope the defense holds.  Don't over-extend your offense, trust the defense.  And so on and so forth.  I have a hard time believing the 'R' in RNG - seems a little weighted, it does...

06/27/2018 - 1:13pm All these posers that flock…

All these posers that flock to Bruce Lee or (god forbid) Liam Neeson...  Chuck would destroy them with a blink of his eye-lashes.  

Which brings the question - why isn't Chuck round-housing the RNG until it produces consistent Michigan territory wins?

06/27/2018 - 1:10pm Thanks!!  That's not as sexy…

Thanks!!  That's not as sexy as I was hoping for, but at least I know, now!!!

06/27/2018 - 1:05pm Because I refuse to partake…

Because I refuse to partake in reddit or discord discussion, I require enlightenment.  Feel free to opt out, if you must, but just what the fuck is the RNG?

Republican National Guard?  Risk Nature Group?  Reddit Nation Geeks?

I choose to limit my geekocity to MGoBlog, therefore I merely follow orders and have no intention of consuming reddit threads.  Maybe knowing what the RNG actually is will add some enjoyment to making a few clicks each day?

06/26/2018 - 6:31pm I try to keep a level head…

I try to keep a level head about things.  Big problems don't bother me one bit.  The bigger the problem, the easier the resolution - big picture stuff.  But little, mundane, pointless things that people desire tend to drive me up a wall (TPS Reports, standing in a line of morons, er - people, to checkout at the grocery store, etc).  The Navy taught me that I can only fix the things in my control - and I can largely decide what that control sphere is.  If it means something to me, I address it.  If it really doesn't affect the big picture I'm centered in, I let it be to the point possible.

06/26/2018 - 6:22pm Yeah...  I tend to pace up…

Yeah...  I tend to pace up and down, move to different seats, and flip off the opposing teams through the TV.  Watching Michigan football is anything but stress free!  Especially when its a big game, or one that is too close...  Same with ball, to a somewhat lesser extent - except when the tourney is in play.

06/26/2018 - 6:16pm One of those things is not…

One of those things is not like the others...

06/26/2018 - 12:28pm I guess this makes sense,…

I guess this makes sense, and I kinda thought participation in whatever Reddit thread is associated would make it more interesting.  But, like your last sentence intones, I spend enough time here and have no desire to broaden my social media horizons.  A Reddit thread has no appeal to me, especially when considering that it wouldn't be just totally centered on what I like.  This is about me, dammit!!