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04/12/2018 - 1:46pm Swing through Upper Hand

Swing through Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba and tell them Dean Walker sent you. The operations manager, Sam, owes me a couple favors.

03/12/2018 - 3:06pm Bust they ass on 3

Bust they ass on 3

03/12/2018 - 8:21am They at least get Notre Dame

They at least get Notre Dame though

02/28/2018 - 11:11am It was Rich Rod's lawyer that

It was Rich Rod's lawyer that released it. Would they have released it if it was everything the plaintiff said it was?

02/05/2018 - 7:43pm I personally don't hold

I personally don't hold Collinsworth in that high regard. His prattling about how some 3rd string DE "is one of the best in the league at X" is very annoying. Dude isn't even the best on his team...

01/09/2018 - 1:06pm Love you man

01/05/2018 - 2:19pm Damn, that's where I got

Damn, that's where I got confused.

01/04/2018 - 9:06am Charlie Weiss

Charlie Weiss

01/02/2018 - 9:09pm I guess to that I would just

I guess to that I would just say that GMO's and their efficacy are scientifically verifiable. Whether or not Harbaugh should be on the hot seat or whatever people are saying is a matter of opinion (however shitty that opinion may be)

01/02/2018 - 8:25pm Here's to 2018!

Here's to 2018!

01/02/2018 - 1:44pm It would be incredibly stupid

It would be incredibly stupid for an ISP to put ESPN in the slow lane. They would be competing with themselves. In order to stream ESPN you must be subscribed through a TV provider. 90% of the time that is also your ISP. Slowing down an ESPN stream would be the equivelent of having a free HBO/Cinemax promotional weekend but only in 360p resolution. You want people to buy that, shitty performance isn't the way to sell.

It's far more likely that the ESPN streaming service couldn't handle all of the demand. 

01/02/2018 - 1:22pm idk why people have to get so

idk why people have to get so worked up about others being wrong on the internet. Oh, someone @'d me, better get pissed off because they have a different opinion. It's almost like fucking politics, which are verboten around these parts. You're never going to convince certain people. 

01/01/2018 - 8:40pm Wish I had a nickel for every

Wish I had a nickel for every time I heard "Mayfield, with all day..." during the OU game.

12/26/2017 - 7:52pm Take it with a grain of salt

Take it with a grain of salt since I work at Bell's but...

1. Bell's Two Hearted Ale
2. Founder's Breakfast Stout
3. Bell's Wiskey Barrel Aged Cherry Stout (rare beer but so smooth)

Honorable Mention: New Holland's Dragon's Milk

11/30/2017 - 10:43am I muted my TV as soon as the

I muted my TV as soon as the pre-game broadcast turned to Vitale making the timeout sign with that shit-eating grin on his face. 

11/28/2017 - 12:52pm Control? No. Affect?

Control? No. Affect? Certainly. That's the whole point of coaches "working" the officials during the game. That's why make-up calls exist. I used to officiate soccer games and I've had my fair share of make-up calls. I've also had my fair share of "fuck you" calls. Right, wrong, or indifferent: referrees can be affected. 

But even beyond that, a compelling case can be made to the league and, with the right about of tact and leverage, can potentially change how these games are officiated. Saying we can't do anything about it shows a lack of creative problem-solving and a defeatist attitude.

11/28/2017 - 11:17am Yeah, my response is always

Yeah, my response is always "can't it be both?" Why can't we hope the players make plays and demand fair and equitable treatment from the officials? 

Anybody who has played competetive sports for any amount of time knows how difficult it is to win an evenly-matched game in spite of the officiating. "Just win" is the mantra of someone who knows little about competition and wants to feel better about themselves for painting others as excuse-makers and whiners.

And I totally get that there's a ton of people that sit and watch these games that see their receiver getting held on every play but don't see their defender doing the same thing. That's not what we're talking about here. *Puts on foil cap* this seems to go deeper than that. It's tough not to believe in conspiracies when statistics back up what you had previously just guessed at (see: every thread talking about Harbaugh dialing back the tantrums). 

11/24/2017 - 8:00pm Hey, Oatsmobile!

Hey, Oatsmobile!

11/10/2017 - 11:24am Every other kind

Every other kind

10/24/2017 - 8:09pm I'll take average...

I'll take average...

10/23/2017 - 8:02pm Looks like it was done from a

Looks like it was done from a high school's AV room.

10/23/2017 - 2:43pm As George Carlin once said

As George Carlin once said "Sometimes it's a big, brown dick!"

10/23/2017 - 2:41pm You really shouldn't expect

You really shouldn't expect much from "calls into radio station" guy. There should be a few more mental pauses between 'I have an opinion' and dialing that phone number but most of them lack the requisite brain cells to just shut up and keep their thoughts to themselves. 

10/20/2017 - 3:21pm Go back through other game

Go back through other game columns. Brian likes to just write down absurd numbers (in terms of what makes sense for football) for giggles.

10/20/2017 - 3:19pm I still maintain that PSU was

I still maintain that PSU was fool's gold last year and they're fool's gold this year. That said, I think they're better than Michigan. PSU 17-6.

10/20/2017 - 2:11pm User name and avatar check

User name and avatar check out

10/09/2017 - 3:43pm ITT: People who

ITT: People who misinterperate the question as "we lost because it's quiet"

I've always thought overhangs at the top of the stadium would be feasible, but I'm not an architect. I do get tired of hearing "It's not the loudest stadium in the country even though it's the biggest..." by everyone calling every game.

10/09/2017 - 11:54am Yeah, logged in just to

Yeah, logged in just to upvote this. I think people spend too much time watching sports center and not watching other teams' games. The last 2 years our QB play has been pretty good comparitively. We don't have Deshaun Watson or Lamar Jackson but Wilton Speight came in the top 25 of most metrics last year. People keep expecting a Heisman candidate and video game numbers. We had video game numbers in 2010 at the QB position. Doesn't necessarily win you a championship. 

09/12/2017 - 9:32am I come here because I enjoy

I come here because I enjoy Brian's style of writing and the level of analysis here, compared to anywhere else I've gone, is of much higher quality. I would argue that this can't be done by just anyone, otherwise there would be millions of such sites that share the success this one has had over the years. 

I think you're fair when you say he's not expert; I guess that's why I'm speaking out this way. I see stuff like Brian's twitter war with that high school coach and I just cringe because I base part of my identity on my fandom and a piece of that relates directly to this site. I helped Brian with the Dave Brandon emails, I've donated time and money to the site, I have skin in the game. When I see that level of arrogance and disregard for dissonance I'm a bit embarassed.

That said, I'm certainly not up in arms. It's not like I'm calling for a revolution or anything. I just wanted to vent to the board and hope maybe Brian, Seth, or Ace might see it and take a moment to be introspective. 

09/11/2017 - 2:31pm So I'm really only commenting

So I'm really only commenting about this because it's something that annoys me and shows a bit of a lack of self-awareness from our fearless leader. Before I go on, I'm going to caveat this by saying I am not in the torch and pitchforks camp in regards to Speight.

There's something that a lot of scientists and science communicators are talking about right now called the backfire effect. Simply put, it's a phenominon that occurs when you challenge someone's closely held beliefs; even with facts. Instead of accepting new facts and adjusting their world-view accordingly, most people will double-down on what they previously held to be true (for many reasons such as sense of identity and others). 

Since before week one, Brian has gone on the air several times and written several times more that anyone who asserts that Speight is not the starter or best option at starter or "just fine" is an idiot. [Note, this is my paraphrase based on implications, tenor, tone etc. when discussing the topic Not a direct quote]. Regardless if that's true or not, those that saw the last 4 games of the 2016 season and the spring game that had decided that that was not the case are more-likely to double-down on that belief because it has been challenged, and quite aggressively in my opinion.

That's why every time Speight wings a ball to Tacopants twitter explodes with "SEE!!! SEEE!!!!" It's people seeking out their confirmation bias to prove the expert wrong. It's armchair QB-ing but with "hot takes" at a blogger. Bitching about your mentions every chance you get, be it on air or on the site, isn't going to make them go away, it's only going to make it worse. I'm not saying don't call a spade a spade, I'm just saying that doing in such an aggressive manner isn't going to get the results you want to see.

09/07/2017 - 4:22pm I'll chip in

I'll chip in to get PFF for the site if it's a money thing.

08/21/2017 - 8:33am Cosign


06/16/2017 - 1:26pm I still maintain PSU was

I still maintain PSU was vastly overrated due to some fluky wins at the end of the season. They are not as good as their record showed.

06/16/2017 - 9:56am That's such a sparty thing to

That's such a sparty thing to say in line with with "did you even go to U of M??" I'm no maizen apologist but you can make a point without making some sort of elitist "no true Scottsman" argument.

06/12/2017 - 1:52pm Couple of things

Will comments still be sorted by time or will they be by popularity?

I'm with everyone else that would prefer the board to be listed above the diaries. 

I would be super on board with a feature that let you know that you've been replied to.

05/17/2017 - 3:49pm I work in IT for Bell's Beer.

I work in IT for a Brewery

01/30/2017 - 8:40pm I love some political

I love some political discourse as much as anyone. To me it comes down to this: people have chosen their "team" to cheer for and you're not going to change their minds. Obviously you have the right to say whatever the hell you want on whatever platform you have and that's what's great about our country. The question is are you willing to alienate readers and potentially lose money over a tweet that affects or changes almost nothing?

10/26/2016 - 3:49pm Maybe I'm masochistic but I

Maybe I'm masochistic but I actually take my breaks (if I have to) when the defense is on the field because I KNOW they will take care of business. There's no drama there for me to watch other than "shit, they got a first down this game."

10/07/2016 - 3:59am Checking in from Viera (just

Checking in from Viera (just SW of Cape Canaveral) right now. Eye of the storm is almost directly east of us, about 20-30 miles away. It's a bit breezy out there but we still have power and comms. Being from Michigan this is an entirely new experience for me. I think I'll pass on the next one.

07/01/2016 - 10:58am I make my own rub, bbq sauce,

I make my own rub, bbq sauce, and I braise my bbq meat (pork shoulder, brisket, etc) in Dr. Pepper and hot sauce. Haven't decided what I'm making this weekend but I haven't done brisket in a while.


05/12/2016 - 10:48am Correct. Elon basically said

Correct. Elon basically said "I don't see a reason this can't be done. Hey smart people, I challenge you to do it."

04/15/2016 - 11:11am Going to the wings game

Going to the wings game tonight. Can't ruin my day!

02/25/2016 - 12:49pm I'd like to know when someone

I'd like to know when someone replies to my comment. I don't need an email but some sort of notification while I'm logged into the site would be helpful.

02/25/2016 - 8:40am Beating Flint-Powers in

Beating Flint-Powers in soccer for the first time in the history of our program. Nothing special or spectacular. Just felt REALLY good.

02/11/2016 - 7:45am (No subject)

02/10/2016 - 2:50pm My best friend had his

My best friend had his wedding during the MSU game last year and now my brother in law is having his wedding during the spring game.

02/09/2016 - 3:16pm I'm not even mad. This just

I'm not even mad. This just made my day. My attitude toward Harbaugh is the same I had for Sheed back in the day. Everyone hated him, which only made me love him more. He may be an asshole but he's my asshole.

02/08/2016 - 1:13pm I'm not in the torch and

I'm not in the torch and pitchfork club either but I think some of the mutterings have a deal of merit. It seems like we know what we're going to get from these teams: 2-3 guys that can shoot a 3, one of whom that can penetrate inside, and absolutely zero post defense at all times (Jordan Morgan over-acheiving his senior season notwithstanding). I can understand how that can get kind of old.

As long as the football team is good I can deal with the basketball program averaging a 9-seed.

01/29/2016 - 1:07pm I live in Melbourne and it's

I live in Melbourne and it's not too bad but I also live on the good side of town (Suntree/Viera). The West Melbourne area is pretty sketchy but still not as bad as other places I've lived. I'll agree that most of the rest of the space coast is pretty miserable though, especially Titusville.

That said, I don't plan on living here long-term and certainly won't be moving back. Once you do Disney once/twice and spend a summer hanging out on the beach, there really isn't a whole hell of a lot to do unless you own a boat. Orlando is a pretty garbage city (as far as entertainment there's really only the parks) and everything else is too far away through miles of swamp/wasteland to do anything regularly.

I did get to go to the bowl game which was cool but I'll take the good old midwest back any day. Christmas lights on palm trees look ridiculous.

12/29/2015 - 1:02pm Thought this was some sort of

Thought this was some sort of abbreviation for compliance officer until I started reading the post. Lucky timing on getting those installed and good job not blowing off the alarm and going back to bed.