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07/05/2018 - 2:26pm Frankfort, MI.  Quiet hours…

Frankfort, MI.  Quiet hours begin at 11:00 pm, and enforced.  People have been going nuts all week with the fireworks until 11:00, then it's like someone flipped a switch and turned them off.  A great compromise.

06/26/2018 - 8:31am I used to play golf…

I used to play golf occasionally with George Johnson, a tackle on the 1947/8 national championship team.  George passed away a couple of years ago, but played golf well into his 90s.  I guess he was probably George Johnson I?

06/01/2018 - 1:17pm Not consistent with Dodge

Not consistent with Dodge brand strategy.

06/01/2018 - 11:49am Lol at broad

Lol at broad characterizations with no factual support.

06/01/2018 - 11:41am Pacifica sells in plenty of

Pacifica sells in plenty of numbers, 62,000 to Waymo alone this year, but it is not consistent with the Dodge brand strategy and will not move there.

Marchionne was very clear. In the interest of time, they addressed only the brands that drive the lion's share of profit.

06/01/2018 - 9:10am First, it's not the halo

First, it's not the halo brand anymore. Second, I doubt it gets axed because there would be no place to put Pacifica. Fiat is not on the agenda, either, and they aren't going to axe Fiat, so not sure why people are jumping to conclusions.

05/29/2018 - 3:02pm Great question

Yes, I'm a bit analytical when it comes to buying cars. We just decided to off my wife's Jeep GC with the hemi, partly as a result of horrible fuel mileage, but we still need a vehicle that size. After looking at a variety of options including the PHEV Volvo XC90 and BMW eX5, we ended up with a BMW X5 35d diesel. 29 mpg on the highway, 650 mile range.

05/29/2018 - 2:37pm Agree that pricing sometimes

Agree that pricing sometimes varies widely. I almost always check GasBuddy before filling up. Great app.

05/04/2018 - 6:41pm I see you're keeping up with

I see you're keeping up with your Dividend Magazine reading. This changed years ago.

05/04/2018 - 6:38pm He can get his grad degree

He can get his grad degree from Chicago. Go to M and enjoy an outstanding undergrad experience in Ann Arbor.

04/28/2018 - 5:30pm Excatly

I see what you did there!

04/28/2018 - 5:28pm Believe what you want, but if

Believe what you want, but if the Lions had been contenders, I think both of those reasons would have become much less important.

04/26/2018 - 4:52pm FCA killed their sedans,

FCA killed their sedans, repurposed manufacturing capacity, and added jobs.

If gas prices go up, what makes you think people won't still want little, economical SUVs and CUVs?

04/26/2018 - 4:48pm GM already announced they are

GM already announced they are killing the Sonic, and the Impala is rumored to be next.

04/26/2018 - 3:38pm I don't understand all the

I don't understand all the histrionics. They're just following the market, like GM and FCA have already done or announced. Just because it's not shaped like a car doesn't mean that it doesn't get good fuel economy or isn't environmentally friendly. I think most people these days just like the driving position and utility of a truck or SUV/CUV better than a sedan.

03/16/2018 - 7:00am Please post a link to a game

Please post a link to a game video replay if you know of one.  Checked this morning and found nothing.  Thanks.

01/30/2018 - 4:47pm My definition is someone who

My definition is someone who holds political office.

01/30/2018 - 4:19pm Your definition of politician

Your definition of politician is broader than mine. I had to register as a lobbyist once because my company was being screwed over by an overzealous tax examiner and I asked for help from my state representative. Am I a politician too?

01/30/2018 - 4:15pm I'm not opining on whether or

I'm not opining on whether or not he's a good candidate for the job, I'm just saying he's not a career politician. After he term limited as governor, he ran NAM, a trade association.

01/30/2018 - 2:53pm Nice sound bite, but Engler

Nice sound bite, but Engler actually is not a career politician, and hasn't held office in 15 years.

01/25/2018 - 1:59pm "I'm from Joisey, are you

"I'm from Joisey, are you from Joisey?"

01/18/2018 - 1:00pm Different compensation for

Different compensation for different sports is illegal under Title IX, if it means the non-revenue women's basketball team gets less than the revenue men's basketball team. This is just an easy to understand example. There are many, many problems with the concept. Also your premise that "schools make money" on athletics is false. If they are well run athletic departments, the revenue sports pay for the non-revenue sports. Otherwise, the departments run at a loss subsidized by donors and the school.

01/17/2018 - 4:39pm Sorry, tell me again who is

Sorry, tell me again who is keeping the money? Is there some giant bank account somewhere that the nefarious NCAA keeps that I'm unaware of? And all this time I thought the money went to pay for all the non-revenue sports!

01/17/2018 - 1:06pm Blackberry Password Keeper on

Blackberry Password Keeper on Adroid.  Highly secure.

01/04/2018 - 8:48pm Ha! How about the guy who

Ha! How about the guy who hired him?  It's not like RichRod made a hostile takeover of our football program!

01/04/2018 - 8:45pm By vetting you mean they're

By vetting you mean they're supposed to predict what he's going to allegedly do in the future?

01/04/2018 - 8:40pm You act like it's a final

You act like it's a final judgment, and not just a claim for damages.  Do you believe in due process?  I can almost guarantee this will be settled with no admission of guilt.  Will that also make you believe that it happened, or maybe that none of it happened?  Or maybe that there's some truth and some fabrication?  I can't believe how naive some people are.

01/01/2018 - 8:18pm How do you reconcile any

How do you reconcile any attempt to add more games to the season with concerns for player safety? These are unpaid, amateur athletes, and asking them to play more and more games for the benefit of fans but at the risk of their own health and potentially earnings prospects is unethical.

12/29/2017 - 5:40pm Would consider boycotting if

Would consider boycotting if I knew what it is.

12/19/2017 - 12:41pm Not sure why this is so hard

Not sure why this is so hard for the writers of this blog to get right. Garber is not a town, it is a school. It is in Essexville, a suburb of Bay City. I guess the tiny town meme is too hard to resist.

12/10/2017 - 8:35am I just checked. There's no

I just checked. There's no individual that matches that name.

12/10/2017 - 8:23am +1 for stoopidly

+1 for stoopidly

12/07/2017 - 11:32am Now if he could just build

Now if he could just build some Model 3s in production quantities...

12/07/2017 - 10:12am OK, I can buy that. Still

OK, I can buy that. Still drives me nuts that they named part of the stadium renovation after him.

12/07/2017 - 10:04am Sorry, but yes

Sorry, but yes

12/07/2017 - 10:01am I agree with this. But Carr

I agree with this. But Carr is a great, humble guy who did a lot for the program and I will not begrudge him this error. Nobody is perfect.

On the other hand, and in response to the person who thinks I should read up on this topic, I have read everything, don't agree with some of it, and actually was fairly close to the Martin situation personally. Bill Martin chose to conduct a haphazard search without the help of almost anyone who could have helped him. His boss negligently allowed him to do this. And he wound up with the wrong guy and a lot of angst among the people closest to the program. Sorry folks, you can blame the douchebag Brandon all you want (and I blame him plenty), but this in fact was the beginning of the fall.

12/07/2017 - 8:20am Bill Martin was at least

Bill Martin was at least equally responsible for wrecking our football program, and yet nobody seems to want to blame him. If Martin had known one whit about football, we would not have ended up with RichRod, and the dumpster fire that Brandon threw gas on would never have started. To be clear, I'm not defending Brandon in any way, I'm just pointing out the co-conspirator and how we seem to ignore him.

12/06/2017 - 12:20pm Business meeting with Sparty

Business meeting with Sparty alum - what, did you visit the car wash?

12/06/2017 - 12:18pm I've been to many bowl games,

I've been to many bowl games, including at least one Outback Bowl, a win over Florida. Someone had hired a plane to pull a "Fire Ron Zook" banner over the stadium. Then in fine Zookian fashion, Florida ran a trick play involving a pass TO their Heisman trophy finalist QB Rex Grossman that was intercepted by Victor Hobson, IIRC, to seal the game for Michigan. Great fun!

I recall not much going on pregame. You can do the Alumni Association tailgate, but I've decided they are lame - overpriced and overly crowded.

Regarding tickets, I've stopped buying bowl tickets through the Athletic Dept. I've gotten hosed too many times with crappy seats. I figure if I'm going to spend the time and money to go to a bowl game, I want to make sure the seats will be decent, so I buy them on the resale market.

I recommend going. IMO, nothing like watching a game live and supporting the team. It's SEC country, so it'll be extra special if we get the win. Hit the pep rally too, if you can. Good luck, and Go Blue!

12/05/2017 - 2:18pm Thanks, Bill! Thanks, Dave!

Thanks, Bill! Thanks, Dave!

12/04/2017 - 4:01pm It was a joke. Two times

It was a joke. Two times zero is zero.

12/04/2017 - 3:31pm Au contraire

I am going to Outback TWICE as much as I used to!

11/30/2017 - 6:23pm Yes, but the debtor is

Yes, but the debtor is arguing keeping these schmucks around is the best way to maximize recovery. Load of horseshit, just like the Trustee says. This management team already had its chance.

11/24/2017 - 8:17pm Couldn't happen to a nicer

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

11/07/2017 - 9:00pm Don't forget about the $5,000

Don't forget about the $5,000 tax credit on the T8

11/07/2017 - 2:59pm Volvo XC60 T8. A plug in

Volvo XC60 T8. A plug in hybrid crossover that does 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. What more could one ask for? Will be trading the hemi Grand Cherokee that has largely been a disappointment.

11/07/2017 - 2:42pm So how many times can you

So how many times can you start a sentence with so in the same article?

Nice story, poorly written.

10/19/2017 - 9:25pm Golly, I'd never heard that

Golly, I'd never heard that before. Thanks for the info.

10/17/2017 - 4:44pm That's irregardless.

That's irregardless.

10/11/2017 - 6:51am Seriously? A middling PAC 12

Seriously? A middling PAC 12 program to the NFL to the winningest program in college football history and his alma mater are not consecutive moves up?