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04/17/2018 - 4:35pm Get Out of My Cab

Makes no sense the Eagle being the California act.  Should be Metallica as all the founding members except for Lars were born in California.

12/17/2017 - 9:42pm Oh to be a fly on the wall

Oh to be a fly on the wall while he and Ben Mason discuss lunch pail construction theory in their dorm!

08/12/2017 - 4:32pm Radio Internet

I live in rural California and we have radio base ISP. Here's the link to our local company just so you can see what I'm talking about technologically. http://www.ranchwifi.com/ 8 years ago satellite was the only option, but the speed and cost of this service is great. Plus it's a small locally owned company so very good about things like service and privacy. If this service does not exist in your area, consider it a start up opportunity as there is a big demand for this in rural areas as you know.

12/28/2016 - 12:23am Was looking up his track

Was looking up his track stats. 11.0 100m, 22.7 200m, 21' 5" long jump, 49'2" shot put. Can any track people here give feedback on those numbers for someone his size.
http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=6200141#/L4

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06/22/2016 - 9:51pm After reading all these was

After reading all these was surprised nobody was talking about Vulfpeck until now

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06/22/2016 - 8:56pm On the shore of Lake Huron

On the shore of Lake Huron sitting in a beach chair with cold Two Hearted in hand and digging for Petoskeys with my toes while listening to Khruangbin...official summer 2016 plans

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07/29/2015 - 6:47pm Does that rhyme with Stroh's?

Does that rhyme with Stroh's?  I wish that was stilled brewed with Detroit River water, and not made in Los Angeles.  Just for old times sake.

07/29/2015 - 6:43pm Luckily bringing the Yukon XL

Luckily bringing the Yukon XL on this mission, shopping list is getting big

07/29/2015 - 6:39pm Ah, Tampa.  Made friends with

Ah, Tampa.  Made friends with Wayne, the brewmaster for Cigar City at the Firestone Walker Invitational this year.  Rediculously good beers! 

07/29/2015 - 6:36pm Nice,  thanks for the Hopcat

Nice,  thanks for the Hopcat advice, now obvious lunch/ happy hour spot to hit up

07/29/2015 - 6:34pm Noted.  Having a beer called

Noted.  Having a beer called chillindamos makes this an obvious must vist!

07/29/2015 - 5:55pm Damn, Bellaire looks like a

Damn, Bellaire looks like a long pull from GR.  But the Short's lineup looks legit.  Are there any stores that are known for carrying fresh bottlings?  Or maybe I can convince the wife that we should take the kids to Sleeping Bear Dunes then "mistakenly" end up at Short's.

06/19/2015 - 8:43pm Lived all over the city,

Lived all over the city, favorite places for post 20's living are the following:

Glen Park: Best neighborhood with a BART station
Bernal Heights: Like floating safely above the Mission
Porter to Hill: Sunniest part of the city, also home to Anchor Brewing and 5 minute bike ride to giants games

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05/29/2015 - 11:42pm Alpine Nelson, Russian River

Alpine Nelson, Russian River row 2 growler, New Glarus Raspberry Tart...and on and on....its Firestone fest weekend in Paso Robles....any mgoblog users happen to show up here I'm pouring for Green Flash...I'll hook you up with bonus pours..

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12/15/2014 - 5:01pm Jim Tomsula

Current D-line coach and was interim coach between Singletary and Harbaugh and ownership likes him.   His presence on the staff is the biggest reason ownership and management are willing to burn bridges with a universally respected coach. 

     Just as side note, the idea of Harbaugh going to Michigan is not even a possible thought out here in the Bay Area.  If it happens, it will be a complete WTF story here.

08/05/2014 - 12:49pm Violent Hands

I was always confused about Hoke's talk about violent hands, I'm less confused now after watching Frank.

07/26/2014 - 12:30am 4 is Tough

Fear of a Black Planet, Low End Theory, Blow Out Comb, and Bizzare Ride ii The Pharcyde just based on pure amount of times listened

07/22/2014 - 1:03pm I'm Screwed

I can't find a pen right now myself, and Fred Jackson is not walking through that door into my office.

12/02/2013 - 4:29pm Good, Let's Move Forward

    I know the internets love scheme, but Tom Herman didn't out scheme anybody on Saturday.  A physically superior team steamrolled a physically weaker team. Sure some scheme was in place to keep the defense honest, but at the end of the day that was the much derided MANBALL right down Michigan's throat.  Al Borges didn't out scheme anybody, the run blocking was good enough to keep Ohio honest and Gardner and the receiving corp did a fantastic job of beating people.  I don't think Al pressed X Y and R1 at the same time to make Funchess vault some dude.  Players make plays. 

    Michigan wants to win championships, looking at a list of past NCAA champions and I'm struggling to find the team the schemed it's way to the top.  I see a lot of transcendant talent that won championships.  At the ultimate level, becoming national champion, college football is honest offense against honest deffence, stronger more talented team wins.  Bottom line, this staff has demonstrated the ability to attract the type of talent that at least gives you the chance to be elite and that is all that really matters.   This year's team just did not have the talent or experience to be elite.  Every college football fan has turned into Veruca Salt with a "I want it now" attitude.  It's time to grow up and realize life comes in fits and starts  This is not a video game, you can't play a season over the weekend.  Building a championship team takes time, laying a foundation is hard work, but you have to be blind to not see it is coming into place. Can't wait for the bowl game, one more time to cheer for Team 134.

GO BLUE!

06/03/2013 - 6:59pm Weird that Breslin Center at

Weird that Breslin Center at MSU is not part of this.  But it is really shocking that The James at Ohio is not a member.  Wonder what the story is there?

05/31/2013 - 11:28pm touche

touche

05/31/2013 - 10:09pm Until Stroh's is one again brewed from the cool

Until Stroh's is one again brewed from the cool crisp waters of the Detroit River, I'm done with the American Adjuncts

05/31/2013 - 9:48pm add more

add more sauce

05/31/2013 - 9:47pm yeah, you could taste some beer and some real wine

yeah, you could taste some beer and some real wine :)

05/31/2013 - 9:46pm fills up

fills up notebook

05/31/2013 - 9:40pm Russian river, Anchor, Stone, Firestone, Kern

Russian river, Anchor, Stone, Firestone, Kern River, 21st Amendment.. some of my favorites

05/31/2013 - 9:31pm nice.. will be warm tomorrow so some Belgians will

nice.. will be warm tomorrow so some Belgians will be refreshing.

05/31/2013 - 9:22pm if the bell's guys are hiding something special..

if the bell's guys are hiding something special.. what should I ask about

05/31/2013 - 9:16pm supposedly everything is made fresh just for the

supposedly everything is made fresh just for the fest. since all the brewers are there, everyone wants to show their best

05/31/2013 - 9:14pm never really heard of them, feel like Minn should

never really heard of them, feel like Minn should have some solid brewers so really excited about it

05/31/2013 - 9:13pm Thanks

3 Floyd's and Bell's are like sasquatch legends out here cause we never get to taste them. I'm hoping what they are pouring are good examples

08/28/2012 - 4:02pm I feel you!

I'm about 200 miles north of you in Paso Robles.  My substandard Euchre skills get used once a year during summer vacations in Lexington.  Sure the weather's nice out here, but no Bells distribution, no Euchre, and constant media reminders about how rad USC is...

08/28/2012 - 2:17pm You would stab me as your partner

I can't help myself, sometimes I just gotta hold that bower bro!

04/12/2012 - 3:46pm Delonte

  Any word on why Delonte Hollowell get's no mentions when talking about secondary?  He seemed to make enough of an impact in practice last year to burn his red shirt.  Played decently against Nebraska and made a huge play in the Sugar Bowl.  I was expecting him to be at least the third corner if not pushing for the 2nd spot.  Then this spring has been crickets.  Anyone have insight?

11/28/2011 - 11:11pm SRSLY!

The front 7 consists of 5 dudes with 5-Stars.  Only GERG could turn that cupboard bare.

05/04/2011 - 7:19pm I wish my boss had this type

I wish my boss had this type of reaction to writing a letter.

  "Don't look at my department, we've been busting our asses all month.  We had to write and send that one letter.  Had to stamp and address the evelope too!"

02/20/2011 - 12:05am True

But after dealing with 50 replies arguing if the Dude had crashed the plane into the god damn mountain or not, I was just happy to tally anything.

02/20/2011 - 12:04am Srsly

Yeah I skipped the pressure on Swanson cause I knew he might snap under the pressure.  But big Nate needs that fire under his ass you know.

02/11/2011 - 11:33am What's tough to get here?

I just want people to predict who they think will make "the leap" next year.  It's Feb and a fun and simple exercise.

02/11/2011 - 11:31am Thanks Man

I hope I get more than ten people willing to do this.

01/21/2011 - 3:16pm Awesome

I'd love for a more video talented member to make a reel of Carvin's tackles.  He and Cam both had a nasty mentality to me when making hits.  Sadly Cam would bounce off or fall down due to poor technique.  I forget exaclty which game it was, but I rember Carvin getting credit for a sack because his hit blew the quarteback behind the LOS.  He also had that get up quick and swagger about him after hits that showed how much he wants to hit.  That to me was one of the biggest elements missing in our defense.  That desire to blow people up.  Carvin's got it, and thanks for the data to back it up.  Dude was an undersized true freshman.  He's gonna be a true beast.

 

On a side note, I love how someone can post some previously discussed pointless topic on the board with a grammatical error and get 40 responses in 10 minutes.  This dude spent hours and hours putting together something actually useful and has 4 comments hours later.  Wow.

01/13/2011 - 4:52pm Observation For Stat Type

The people who seem to doubt that Denard can, you know, be an actual QB, claim he could only hit bubble screens and shorts to the flat.  Yet if you look his stats for big 10 play only, he led the league in yards/attempt at 9.3.  I have always been led to belive that yards/att directly relates to generally how far downfield most attempts are.  This makes me think we was actually hitting people downfield.  I can't find YAC adjustment stats for college, which would settle the argument.  But just wanted to get feedback on my understanding of yards/att.

01/13/2011 - 4:23pm Best West Coast QB

In my opinion, the best west coast QB of all time, Steve Young, was just a tad over 6' and was not as great a passer as Joe Montana was.  But he was able to make the 5-15 yard passes, and his scrambling/running ability was what truly made that early 90's 49ers offense the best in the league.  He would generally take off 4-8 times a game.  If Al Borges can work with Denard on picking his spots to scramble, design some roll outs where he can choose run or pass, I think Denard can be extremely dangerous in the West Coast.  Remember, it is the THREAT of running not just his actual running that makes him such a dificult QB to defend.  But above all, Denard has the one trait that is most important for all great QBs.  His improvement from freshman to sophmore could only be accomplished by someone who has that elite internal drive the pushes one improve.  He's got that.

   Also if he no longer has to worry about making reads on every single run play as well as pass plays, it seems to me that the West Coast may be a bit simpler for him to run.  Is that crazy talk?  I mean, in the RR offense, Denard had to learn and make the proper read on every single play.  In a pro-style, he can just hand the ball off roughly 50% of the time.  Wouldn't that allow him to concentrate more on pass reading during practice, thus allowing him to develop even more as a passer?

12/13/2010 - 5:58pm Agreed

Cheers

12/13/2010 - 4:33pm Agreed

I think that is the obvious next step.  I might put together a look at the lineman at Wisc and MSU and see what it looks like.  My guess is start big, get bigger.

12/11/2010 - 3:19pm Dang It

I keep having to move him on my spreadsheet!!!

12/11/2010 - 3:18pm Roger That

Duely Noted.  Much appreciated

12/11/2010 - 3:13pm Sorry

Sometimes watching sporting events via a live blog makes me think I'm playing Zork again and I am reminded that I'm not as cool as I think I am.  So I quickly try and think about football which makes me feel more manly.

12/11/2010 - 3:07pm Yeah

He's one of the freshman I was hoping to get clarified, I thought I saw him on the field too, but not sure.  Thanks

12/10/2010 - 5:44am I thought he was better too,

I thought he was better too, as a player.  But that being said, the production did not increase in any concrete way. He was fourth in tackles among the DL this year, less than Banks.  So that was my question as to maybe the 3-tech being a more natural fit.

2009

40 Tackles

6.5 TFL

5 Sacks

2010

30 Tackles

8.5 TFL

4 Sacks

Maybe there is something in the UFR that demonstrates an obvious improvement.  But I didn't see it, or at least see it in a way where I thought to myself, wow RVB is obviously more natural at the end.  But if you feel that he was obviously better at DE, than I'll consider my question answered.  THanks.