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12/16/2011 - 11:12am As an Aogaku grad and a

As an Aogaku grad and a current Kyodai student, fuck both Nihon and Kangaku. Metor game if I ever saw one.

02/15/2011 - 12:18pm You would want that I keep

You would want that I keep from sharing pure gold with MGoBoard?

I don't want to live in a world like that, sir.

02/15/2011 - 10:54am Yeah, I've gotten a few

Yeah, I've gotten a few things from this site, but I really think that this is the worst thing I've  seen pretty much anywhere.

02/15/2011 - 10:50am I live in Japan, so it wasn't

I live in Japan, so it wasn't drunk posting at 4:00 a.m.  I really was just that taken with the jorts.

02/15/2011 - 10:46am Well, my plan to change all

Well, my plan to change all my commenting and blogging accounts to my real name has come early. Thanks for pointing it out.

01/13/2011 - 12:57am Yeah? Well, if they had hired

Yeah? Well, if they had hired Hoke, they would've had TWO national titles.

12/23/2010 - 9:57pm A correct statement on

A correct statement on multitudinous levels.

12/16/2010 - 6:04am Well, Villanova in 1985 was

Well, Villanova in 1985 was not a legite champion. I could argue about a few others, but what I also mean is that a lot of teams, if we concede that the regualr season matters, don't really belong in the final four?

12/16/2010 - 5:59am Yeah, you are correct.

Yeah, you are correct. Although, can I pretend in my fantasy world* that crazy money would convince conferences to do this? 

*My fantasy worlds revolve around concrete logic. I have very sad fantasies.

12/16/2010 - 12:31am I'm totally willing to admit

I'm totally willing to admit that there are flaws to any system, but I don't really get why there needs to be anything more than a plus 1 system. Usually, the debate about which team is the best is restricted to the top 4. Why have a 16 team playoff where you would get some of the same crap that happens in basketball (I think MM is tonnes of fun, but it does a pretty bad job of actually crowing the deserving national champion)?

That said, I hate the closed nature and overall sliminess of the BCS. I wish someone would blow up it up by giving the Cotton Bowl tonnes of money to spend as they wished on luring teams. As far as I understand the BCS and NCAA would not be able to do anything about it. Teams do not have to accept invitations, right?

"Sure, Auburn and Oregon, you could play in the BCS game, or you could come to Texas and get double the money for you and your conference."

12/07/2010 - 5:56am I do not know why the

I do not know why the paragraphs did not take, but as an artistic statement, the monograph was striking. Beautiful? No. It did say something, however, even if it was ugly, as it spoke to our collective darking souls. As Mark Rothko once said:

Mute icons are the only kind of beauty we find acceptable today.

 

 

12/07/2010 - 2:45am mmmmmm..... that block of

mmmmmm..... that block of text looks like cookies'n'creme ice cream if you scroll really fast.

Yum.

12/03/2010 - 2:53am It's a basic-but-brilliant

It's a basic-but-brilliant guide to how great structures – of bricks, of principles, of people – are built by the ingrained human desire for more, and toppled by the excess of protean ambition that alights on whatever fallen fancy happens to catch man's eye in the moment. For David it was Bathsheba, for Julius Caesar a Rubicon...

Uh, Rubicon? You mean having the guts to cross a shallow river with your army instead of throwing yourself to the mercy of your rival is a "fallen fancy"?  Am I missing something here?

Florid writing that is not trying to remove the pantaloons of an amatory inamorata (or inamorato) = a bad bad thing.

It makes one look unitelligent when one makes a factual or rhetorical mistake (see: everything I write).

 

12/02/2010 - 11:22pm ....and with that, a thousand

....and with that, a thousand rapping Tucker Carlsons descended upon AA.

 

No one is safe.

12/02/2010 - 3:22am And in the end, Nick Sheridan

And in the end, Nick Sheridan played Cupido extraordinaire.

 

It is a wonderful world in which we live.

11/27/2010 - 10:22am For me Nos. 10-1 are all

For me Nos. 10-1 are all Rutherford B. Hayes in each of his governing capacities.

Fuck you Rutherford.

11/25/2010 - 2:23am Sportswriters are like a more

Sportswriters are like a more useless version of the music critic.

"Gee, I wonder how that new Walkmen album sounds. I guess could read reviews. Or I could just go to Youtube and listen to a couple tracks."

"Gee, I wonder what is going to happen to Rich. I guess I could read speculation in the paper.  Or I could just watch the game and watch the press conference online."

All they have is being entertaining.  And being extremely positive or negative is what goes for being entertaining. Right now it is kosher to rip on Michigan and Rodriguez, so the negative pieces will flow forth.

10/21/2010 - 6:21am Cincy and South Florida

"We had a future last year.  We had a future last year.  We had a future last year."

Depression Bowl!

10/14/2010 - 10:11pm Dear Son,

We heard you were

Dear Son,

We heard you were placed on the Vandy team.  We are sorry, but we can no longer accept you as part of the family.

Sincerely,

Your Former Parents

06/18/2010 - 11:36am Really, easier than Group 2? 

Really, easier than Group 2?  Genius lessons.

06/17/2010 - 8:15pm I don't know if the US is

I don't know if the US is higher on the pecking order.  Slovenia did knock out both the Czech Republic (pool) and Russia (playoff) in qualificaiton (and, yeah, that fucking hurt).  Both of those opponents (especially Russia) would be tournament darkhorses and at least on par in talent with Mexico (and better than the rest of CONblahblah).  I know that Slovenia did not blow either of those teams out of the water, but I would think that they would be considered same peg in the pecking order with the US.

That said, avenge me USMNT!

06/02/2010 - 9:00pm I have a new least favorite

I have a new least favorite James Joyce. 

04/21/2010 - 3:24pm It is not moot, because it

It is not moot, because it expresses a political opinion. I would rather help planet earth first before just America. And in my opinion we should start with Chinese kids because there are more Chinese kids on planet earth. At least I'm not a horrible xenophobe like you.///

Oh wait, I was actually pointing out that you were stating a political/geo-political opinion on Mgoblog (harping on that opinion in fact) and that ---

politics are verboten!

But yeah, promote worthy causes. Please do.

04/21/2010 - 11:29am But, the problems that I have

But, the problems that I have personal experience with are much more important than the problems that you know about.

I have first hand first hand experience of living in an extremely poor industrial area of China. Therefore, the problems of Chinese people are instantly more important than those of black Americans.

I could go on and on, but --

See, instantly political. Posting about a cause isn't political. Arguing that one cause is underfunded or more worthy because it affects people in more need promotes your geo-political view. I mean, do you really need to push people away from one problem to one that you think is superior?

Post some links to some well-vetted charities.

02/23/2010 - 4:30pm I think it is pretty clear

I think it is pretty clear that I meant for the overall medal count. Obviously, Canadians aren't rooting against their own teams in competition.

Oi.

02/23/2010 - 4:21pm Uh, yeah... just like

Uh, yeah... just like everyone roots for Ohio State in the Rose bowl....

Look at my comment. Read. Think. Say, "Oh, I get it now."

And yeah, a lot of Canadians would like to see Germany catch the US. It would shut the fucking annoying US media up.

Don't feel bad or scared that this is the truth. During the Beijing Olympics, I was in Japan and the Japanese were rooting for the US to deny the Chinese dominance.

02/23/2010 - 3:49pm Shouldn't Americans be acting

Shouldn't Americans be acting like we don't care about the medal count, thus making Canadians look even sillier?

Besides, every Canuck around me is now rooting ever so hard for Germany.

I hate it when winning is all about your enemy loosing.

02/11/2010 - 5:15pm It would be a lot of drama,

It would be a lot of drama, eh? There doesn't seem to be another reasonable choice. Shorey and Warnock don't have the experience.

02/11/2010 - 3:45pm That is a pretty gaping hole

That is a pretty gaping hole at left back though. Who can they play there who has the attacking ability of Cole?

And Bridge may not even be available either.

02/10/2010 - 11:31am Well, hopefully all the

Well, hopefully all the suppliers will be able to make up the logistics gap. Because, you know, increased demand will turn in to immediate purchases from these suppliers. Oh...wait..

What a wonderfully neophyte view on manufacturing. Seriously.

02/10/2010 - 1:31am Oh, great! So suppliers will

Oh, great! So suppliers will lose another healthy customer. Seriously.

02/09/2010 - 8:35pm Toyota gives a lot of

Toyota gives a lot of business to Michigan parts suppliers. I'd hate to see anything hurt businesses in the state.

02/09/2010 - 8:30pm Shitty is a relative scale.

Shitty is a relative scale. It is above average (hell, even good) when taking the entire population of beer in to account. Yet, when I compare it to its peers, it is left wanting. The thing Bell's has going for it is its considerable distribution network.

As I said, Goose Island.

Dear lord, I am a beer snob elitist asshole.

02/09/2010 - 6:33pm No, it finished near the

No, it finished near the bottom at my beer tasting-fest this past Christmas. All of the Bell's stuff did poorly, because it is pretty shitty stuff.

Equal in popularity and content to: Goose Island

Polar opposite of: Darkhorse

Better than: Coors and other Golden, Colorado products

Perfect for: People drinking at Dominick's

02/05/2010 - 11:24am As a very little kid, I

As a very little kid, I remember him as the first real person unto which it was acceptable to place disdain and vitriol. I'll always love him for that.

02/04/2010 - 3:46pm Maybe Drew Sharp is posing as

Maybe Drew Sharp is posing as Mr. Bungle in our very own version of Julian Dibbell's "A Rape in Cyberspace".

That's literally the best case scenario.

02/04/2010 - 1:51pm Someone is named "Brooks

Double post.

02/04/2010 - 1:50pm Awww, hell, it actually

Awww, hell, it actually pretty awesome when I think about it.

02/04/2010 - 1:41pm Someone is named "Brooks

Someone is named "Brooks Dunn".... depressing.

12/21/2009 - 9:40am Dileo: "I think he’s the kind

Dileo: "I think he’s the kind of gut you target"

Oooooh!!! He sounds so gritty!

11/18/2009 - 12:41am Not to be a buzz kill at all,

Not to be a buzz kill at all, but it is kind of depressing to find myself motivated about something in which I can have no affect.

Devotion is the best and worst mistress.

11/05/2009 - 1:59am Ooooh! There's someone named

Ooooh! There's someone named "Nikolai" in the group, and he's from Ohio. How exotic...

11/04/2009 - 2:13pm Yeah, Notre Dame felt that

Yeah, Notre Dame felt that lower tier bowls were beneath it at the time.

http://www.uhnd.com/blog/notre-dame-football/notre-dame-decline-bowl-bi…

"After the 1996 season, a three loss Irish team turned down bowl bids for lesser tier bowls. This year a five or fix loss Irish team would do no such thing according to Charlie Weis. On Sunday Weis addressed that scenario."

There was quite a bit of scathing commentary at the time, but I'm having trouble finding it quickly.

11/01/2009 - 4:20am Can Bob Saget be

Can Bob Saget be president?

Everyone has a job to do, everybody has to move and groove.

Graham's is to kill quarterbacks. Saget's is to kill audiences and sitcoms. They might be perfect for other jobs, but fate has it in otherwise.

Besides, Tate will be fine.

10/31/2009 - 11:50pm I swear that the MSU player

I swear that the MSU player sized up the punter and thought, "I can take him."

Yes, yes you can.

10/27/2009 - 4:44pm Hah.
The DSU band had a

Hah.

The DSU band had a strange endearing mojo to them that caused a lot of people to wax orgasmic. It obviously was the mixture of "awesome high school band" aura and the MMB's opera choice.

Do to my extreme hate of MJ and the BEP, I wasn't so charitable to the DSU band.

At least you didn't mention "pitch control" and "accuracy". Those words throw people into reading comprehension tragedies.

10/22/2009 - 8:35pm Oh, come on (respectfully, of

Oh, come on (respectfully, of course), there is a reason why Yoshi's Japanese, I mean, Middle Eastern (that was hilarious) restaurant is always empty while J-Garden is full. Yoshi was positively nasty and more reminiscent of the Mid East place in Shekou.

I hate Blimpy, thought my burger tasted like crap, and I wouldn't mind if they went out of business. But hey, most people seem to like it, so I'd definitely give it a try if I was new in town.

10/22/2009 - 3:20pm A unique place, eh? I think

A unique place, eh? I think that is actually pretty hard to find anywhere these days. Cottage Inn is very nice, but hardly unique. Same with most of the micro-brews (go to the Darkhorse in Marshall for something amazing).

I would go for Jerusalem Garden (just google it) for food and Ashley's for drink. J-Garden is top-notch American Mid-East food and is loads better compared to the competition. It is unique for that genre of food. Ashley's has a killer selection.

If you want really unique, Earthen Jar should be open and you can pay for edible vegetarian fare by the pound.

For burgers, the Fleetwood Diner off Liberty one block past main is a solid place for a crusty atmosphere and is a choice du jour amongst townies (open 24 hours too).

10/21/2009 - 11:14am Bob Bowlsby: current director

Bob Bowlsby: current director at Stanford and director at Iowa from '91 - '06

10/18/2009 - 2:04am I understand that most fans

I understand that most fans don't care about pitch control and accuracy, hence the general approving final sentence that completed my comment.

Your qualms with something which leans toward objective over subjective seems quite weak. The DSU band had pitch control issues. They were excellent on some songs, quite bad on others and in general, sacrificed accuracy for the sake of being loud. Was this due to a larger stadium compared to what they are normally accustomed? Perhaps, and I thought they did a pretty good job in those circumstances.

See, this is evenly-handed review of a marching band. Please continue masturbating to your gospel hand bell choir CD. They may have poor accuracy and hit the wrong notes occasionally, but damnit, you just don't care about that. Your there for the bells. Glorious bells.