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10/20/2018 - 5:27pm Jim Harbaugh's biggest win…

Jim Harbaugh's biggest coaching win at Michigan.  That's fun.

10/07/2018 - 9:08pm I am smoking legal weed and…

I am smoking legal weed and it is raining at 10,000 feet in October.  Both are new.  Welcome to the future.

10/06/2018 - 12:06pm Lightningmaps.org   Handy…

Lightningmaps.org   Handy now.  Handy forever.

10/06/2018 - 11:48am This tease elevates my…

This tease elevates my anticipation for this game way more than broadcast executives appreciate.  Seriously TV: stop killing your golden goose!

10/06/2018 - 11:38am I moved away from Michigan…

I moved away from Michigan 20 years ago but I do not recall October t-storms ever being a thing.  Probably because they weren’t.

09/30/2018 - 2:12pm Who represents college…

Who represents college football better than Chase Winovich?  Commercials and rule changes have wounded the game but it is 5th year passion like his that keeps me sucked-in.

09/30/2018 - 1:34pm No, I am noting a streak.  I…

No, I am noting a streak.  I hate it with every fiber, but it is what it is. 

09/30/2018 - 1:18pm I thought they looked strong…

I thought OSU looked strong, but maybe that's just the trauma kicking in again.

09/30/2018 - 12:51pm With the exception of…

With the exception of Florida (which lost it's luster) we have lost every consequential game since Iowa 2016.  I am just being the voice of reason and ultimate victory here.  I think this team can win the Big Ten yes, but not by celebrating shiny numbers on Sunday after coming out that flat on Saturday.  The team can't do it, so I am not going to do it.

09/30/2018 - 12:44pm I don't think my case is a…

I don't think my case is a high horse as much as the perspective of being almost 50 years old.  That was a great win yesterday, but it certainly does not warrant adulation or fist-pumping over statistics.  Did you watch OSU/PSU? 

This is not a time for celebration, but rather a double-down on tough love.  We came out flat.  It is going to take better than that.

09/30/2018 - 12:31pm I love Michigan Football to…

I love Michigan Football to the deep recesses of my soul.  All I am saying is when you have lost something like 9 meaningful games in a row, you shouldn't be pointing at shiny numbers.  It's unbecoming and frankly a bit disrespectful to the tradition we cherish.

09/30/2018 - 12:20pm While certainly admirable,…

While certainly admirable, statistics feel very hollow to me at this particular juncture in the history of Michigan Football.  We all know what counts more than ever.

09/30/2018 - 10:30am I now notice the rare…

I now notice the rare periods when momentum is a thing; it used to be a major part of the game.

09/25/2018 - 2:55pm Overdose of swag.

Overdose of swag.

09/23/2018 - 10:38am I liked the Penn State and…

I liked the Penn State and Nebraska additions: two divisions of six with nine conference games feels about right.  East/West divisions would have been better of course, just call them Lakes/Plains.  14 is clearly too many teams for a college athletic conference.  This has always been obvious, but money corrupts; it is painful to see where tradition is all that was required for passion and quality to thrive continuously.

09/21/2018 - 6:41pm The terrorists won.

My childhood tradition was to go kick field goals and run plays in the dark cold with friends after a basketball game.  The terrorists have won.  

09/21/2018 - 5:46pm Nice camera work!

Nice camera work!

09/17/2018 - 1:09pm I'm also starting to have a…

I'm also starting to have a real hard time with all the commercials.  I feel like I can't even watch a game at the bar with friends anymore because I so often look up from conversation and notice I missed a play or three.  The pain is cumulative and it's definitely beginning to affect my priorities on fall Saturdays.  The networks really need to clean this up.  Sap indeed.

09/04/2018 - 12:03pm I listened to this working…

I listened to this working from home sans pants.  Facts are facts.

09/02/2018 - 12:57am Yes.  Good football is what…

Yes.  Good football is what we want.  Fight for good football.  Schedule good football.  Win the games.

08/20/2018 - 3:12pm Can I get a HELL YEAH to…

Can I get a HELL YEAH for gratitude and ambition to improve the world?  These priorities are available to all of us everyday.  Reminders help.  Thank you Grant!

08/17/2018 - 9:56pm My favorite thing about the…

My favorite thing about the jumpman logo was how it was thin and understated.  I did not care for how it got bigger and bigger every year but of course was not surprised either.  But now being bigger than the block M?  Gauche.

08/14/2018 - 8:19pm That first link the best ad…

That first link is the best advertisement I have ever watched.

08/14/2018 - 7:54pm I think media copyrights…

I think media copyrights should be unenforceable if on-demand paid sites for the material don't exist.  You love your product so much big media?  Well get it out there!  It's 2018.  

Make it easy for us to give you money rather than spending money to irritate us.

 

08/14/2018 - 7:41pm Some questions are best left…

Some questions are best left unasked.

08/03/2018 - 12:33pm Thin ice this rag is on.  I…

Thin ice this rag is on.  I was just starting to forgive and forget.

08/02/2018 - 1:52pm I haven't been able to…

I haven't been able to reliably listen to WTKA podcasts on their website or a handful of other podcast sites for awhile now.  I hope they are aware of this and get it fixed but I am not motivated enough to say anything to them directly.  Easier to just mention it here and hope.  So many battles to fight in life...

07/29/2018 - 7:30pm Brian has a computer science…

Brian has a computer science degree or something right?  I suppose if so it would be nice to see some mea culpa's and roadmap communication precede local politics sure, but whatever.  The dude is an entertaining writer so I will stick around.

07/29/2018 - 6:18pm We are 1-7 in meaningful…

We are 1-7 in meaningful games since Iowa 2016.  That was an extraordinary team that got nada and last year was ugly.  We love our Wolverines, but my projection is right now we are all looking forward to seeing it on the field; talk is cheap.  

07/29/2018 - 6:12pm I don't know man.  Feels to…

I don't know man.  Feels to me more like picking your battles and appreciating when and where you have personal space for engagement within the colossus you built.  What have you done lately?

07/29/2018 - 6:04pm Building high-quality local…

Building high-quality local communities is the only way to fix our national quagmire.  When you have a voice, you use it for good.

07/29/2018 - 6:00pm Could we get 10/27/79 back? …

Could we get 10/27/79 back?  That was some damn fine innocent childhood living.

07/29/2018 - 5:55pm Contemporary America needs…

Contemporary America needs to shame those that get offended easily.  It is wholly inappropriate for the era and also one of the best non-partisan values to rally around.  Policy, not prejudice, is the North Star.  If you can't bring that to the table, shut the F up.

07/26/2018 - 1:49pm "a sentient bottle of AXE…

"a sentient bottle of AXE asking the world's smuggest question"

This is why I return here so often.  Bravo.

07/24/2018 - 12:33pm My 1998 Subaru Outback keeps…

My 1998 Subaru Outback keeps humming along just fine, but it feels slower and slower each year compared to everything else on the road.  Thank you for explaining why.

07/24/2018 - 12:07pm Well, we are 1-6 in…

Well, we are 1-6 in meaningful games since that theft at OSU in 2016 so it's hard to rate it all that high.  Since this is a feelings question I will add that Harbaugh's loss of sideline intensity negatively affects my rating more than it probably should; fight is important and the system stole that from us too.  Overall I just find myself oddly down right now so I will rate it a 6 but do appreciate the many parallels this year to 1997.  I hope the team is pissed off at the world, at each other, at everything.  This season is extremely important, that's for damn sure.

07/14/2018 - 1:10pm This is a society issue, not…

This is a society issue, not a law enforcement issue and also a perfect example of something fixed only through integrity, upbringing and community, not badges or fear.  

07/11/2018 - 7:13pm AC '79, Grbac to Howard, and…

AC '79, Grbac to Howard, and GOAT vs. MSU immediately came to mind.  Once again a reminder that born in '71, raised in Ann Arbor, and attending school in the early 90's...well, there is a reason I am a hopeless, life-long fan of the greatest college football program in the world.  Let's fucking get back on that train...right?  GO BLUE!!!!

07/07/2018 - 6:51pm I prefer solid water,…

I prefer solid water, especially when born with large dendrites.

07/03/2018 - 12:23pm Empire CO

Pros:

Location,…

Empire CO

Pros:

Location, location, location.  Our southern exposure at 8600 feet has a nearly perfect climate.  A 15-minute drive to the Berthoud Pass (11,300') offers 400 inches of snow a year and great backcountry skiing but some years I barely shovel my driveway because the sun vaporizes it so quickly.  We are only 45 minutes from downtown Denver (hour to the airport) one way and five ski areas the other but are separated from I-70 by a mountain that keeps our air quiet and skies dark.  Housing is still reasonably priced (although that is waning) and did I mention location?  Basically it's just a quiet mountain town with great access to everything.  

If you are chill and want to move your business here I highly recommend it.  Our restaurant space is currently unoccupied and being offered on the cheap for example.  Hell hollar my way at hansberg ,at, msn dot com if curious.

Cons:

Not enough eateries/business in town and the local government has their head in their ass about most things.  I am just outside the city limit otherwise I surely would be mayor; I love it that much.

 

07/01/2018 - 2:07pm Not so sure I like the…

Not so sure I like the metaphor of a Midwestern great Blue Wall.  Certainly let's not mention it with hubris; my gut says that may be poor strategy.

06/25/2018 - 4:13pm Perhaps it's time to stop…

Perhaps it's time to stop complaining about ESPN and just drop them?  That is how I roll when a product does me wrong.  It would certainly will save Hello: post time.

More importantly: Welcome Zach!!!

06/24/2018 - 11:45pm Rooting for great D-line…

Rooting for great D-line play is my favorite thing about football.  I get more of this?  Locking it fucking down this class yes.  Love it.  Welcome Mazi!!!  

06/18/2018 - 7:57pm I like the timeless clean…

I like the timeless clean look as is.

06/18/2018 - 7:53pm Sharp!  Love both the dark…

Sharp!  Love both the dark green monotone (no fake mower-tones) field and endzones!

06/18/2018 - 3:00pm I hope the reason it doesn't…

I hope the reason it doesn't look centered is just the camera angle?  Also hope new turf is less plastically/shiny-looking than the old one and that they toned-down or eliminated the fake mower contrast.

Otherwise: Love It!

06/13/2018 - 11:51pm Seth - Great to see this…

Seth - Great to see this thread.  To be blunt I think you guys were caught very flat-footed as to just how much the user experience degraded in 3.0.  Please go back and review every post since 3.0 came out as there was much constructive criticism given from the very beginning.  You will have a long list to work from, but seriously man, it is much less fun to come here than it used to be.  

As Don Canham once said: don't turn a one week story into a three month story.  Or something like that.  You have some serious but obvious work ahead to make this place enjoyable again.  Some mea culpa's and humble pie are probably advised too.  I look forward to you guys getting it done, but it is not just "change" that people are reacting too, it is new hassle and way too much scrolling/clicks/whatever to see and engage opinion. 

One specific request from me is show both upvotes and downvotes again, not just the net total.  Also allow editing of the posts.  Also fix the spellcheck to provide options or go back to see no evil. Thanks.

06/12/2018 - 12:06pm Electric AWD Ford Transit…

Electric AWD Ford Transit with high clearance.  

06/12/2018 - 11:37am True in past centuries, but…

True in past centuries, but unfortunately when you tweak the entire atmosphere no dilution remains.

06/11/2018 - 6:08pm Reddit Risk is emotionally…

Reddit Risk is emotionally sensitive stuff with mass opportunity for disrespectful commenting.  Post was locked-down immediately.