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09/17/2018 - 7:46pm The University should…

The University should promote a green alternative in addition to affordable or byob water. How about not generating a crapload of plastic waste by allowing refillable containers?

09/17/2018 - 3:49pm Walking down Green Street…

Walking down Green Street from the stadium in a massive crowd singing "it's great to be a Michigan Wolverine" after a big win. Just need a few more of those wins.

09/17/2018 - 3:20pm I have a projector with a…

I have a projector with a big screen. With picture in picture we had 4 games going at once so there was little break in the action until later at night when there were fewer games. It is the first time I have done that and it seems to keep things flowing.

09/17/2018 - 3:14pm I'd buy more $4.50 water…

I'd buy more $4.50 water bottles if they would have full time, paid officials. WTF is my PSD for if they can't get competent refs? 

09/17/2018 - 3:09pm I actually find the…

I actually find the ignorance of surrounding fans can at times be funny, but sometimes they are just assholes. To me it seems like there are more casual fans attending and less hardcore season ticket holders.

I remember as a kid going with my parents and only bitching about the refs and opposing team.

09/17/2018 - 3:00pm Fucking Global Warming…

Fucking Global Warming. Thankfully I live in Ann Arbor and still love going to games, but this was one of the more miserable experiences I have had. Sitting in the broiling heat, while the team and officials were puttering around was not fun.

But I would not trade it for a cool home with a big screen. I love watching multiple games before or after home games, but enjoy being at the game more. My "get off my lawn" complaints are about having to pay $4.50 for water and the high cost of tickets.

One thing I do miss that Brian touches on is comradery in the stands. It seem like there is so much flux with the people sitting around me - only the guy to my right is a constant. Everyone else seems like a one game squatter. I used to really see the same people every week, not so much now.

09/17/2018 - 1:35pm (No subject)

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09/12/2018 - 4:31pm "it won't hurt" as you reach…

"it won't hurt" as you reach for the vaseline jar.

09/12/2018 - 11:45am Who are some obscure two or…

Who are some obscure two or more sport stars from Michigan's past.

09/10/2018 - 2:16pm Excellent work Brian, thanks!

Excellent work Brian, thanks!

09/07/2018 - 4:25pm Rick Rizzs and Bob Rathbun? 

Rick Rizzs and Bob Rathbun? 

09/07/2018 - 3:16pm I see you young fella

but I…

I see you young fella

but I just hate Mario for being a State grad

 

08/26/2018 - 7:21pm Rename the Fulmer Cup to the…

Rename the Fulmer Cup to the B1G Ten East Cup!

08/24/2018 - 1:07pm Agreed. But is it not only…

Agreed. But is it not only public employees. If my employees spend company money at strip clubs with clients they are automatically fired. If I approved those expenses, I am fired. We have to sign code of conduct agreements every year.

Sleep with a subordinate - fired. Have sex in the office - fired. If I am aware of those and do not report them 

Politicians and coaches seem to operate on different rules.

08/24/2018 - 12:49pm I think there were 16…

I think there were 16 incidents with Dantonio, some of which were covered up, some of which are public. You should read the ESPN piece for details - http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/22214566/pattern-denial-inaction-information-suppression-michigan-state-goes-larry-nassar-case-espn

08/24/2018 - 11:47am Preferably TMZ for money

Preferably TMZ for money

08/23/2018 - 4:07pm Have you seen the Leah…

Have you seen the Leah Remini show about Scientology? There are some eerie similarities to how OSU fans operate.

08/23/2018 - 2:12pm And they fired Knight, their…

And they fired Knight, their version of Urbs. Their President had balls.

08/23/2018 - 2:06pm Okay as an ugly fat bastard…

Okay as an ugly fat bastard myself, how the hell does someone who looks like this coach gymnastics? How can she demonstrate anything?

 

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08/23/2018 - 12:27pm Makes the movie Purge seem…

Makes the movie Purge seem more realistic every day.

08/23/2018 - 9:27am He already had to move out…

He already had to move out of Ohio. If he criticizes OSU he will have to move out of the country.

08/22/2018 - 4:56pm (No subject)

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08/22/2018 - 10:36am They will put some John…

They will put some John Engler "Teal Shit" on their uniforms and all will be good. If it is good enough for Izzo ir is good enough for Meyer.

08/21/2018 - 4:34pm Most likely after seeing…

Most likely after seeing this he/she will deliver it to someone else in your neighborhood who will leave it on your step when it rains. Kind of like my football tickets.

08/09/2018 - 3:09pm Yes. I have lived though the…

Yes. I have lived though the birth and near death of KMart. S.S. Kresge was the founding dime store that birthed and later turned into KMart.

08/07/2018 - 3:55pm See Mark Dantonio - "the…

See Mark Dantonio - "the dean of discipline". Raised at OSU.

08/07/2018 - 2:16pm The Wisterts had football…

The Wisterts had football seats in front of my parents - I believe it was Alvin "Moose" Wistert, he was a large imposing man even in the 1970's when he was in his 50's and 60's.

08/07/2018 - 11:58am Do not think it was the…

Do not think it was the first but my mom would take me to Gallup Park to pilot her 1971 Toronado land barge with a 455ci engine. Doubt I broke 15 mph.

The better story was that my brother would take me to Radrick Farms golf course where he worked. When they were closed I got to drive golf carts for what seemed like hours. Learned all about donuts, power slides and other techniques I have seldom used while driving real cars.

08/06/2018 - 4:24pm Here is the new OSU jersey…

Here is the new OSU jersey in honor of Smith

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08/02/2018 - 9:03am Jira crashed and we don't…

Jira crashed and we don't have backup

08/01/2018 - 10:22pm Well it sure as hell does…

Well it sure as hell does not stop parents from sending their daughters to MSU, so I doubt it will make any difference here.

08/01/2018 - 3:47pm Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo…

Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo say hi.

08/01/2018 - 10:55am Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day!

07/31/2018 - 4:23pm I had a 1989 Comanche short…

I had a 1989 Comanche short bed "Eliminator". Not sure Eliminator added anything beyond the tacky graphics that I peeled off. It was a great truck.

07/31/2018 - 3:48pm I liked the 928, but it was…

I liked the 928, but it was poo poo'd by the Porsche purists as the doctor's wife car. I thought they were beautiful.

07/31/2018 - 3:46pm I thought it was pronounced…

I thought it was pronounced shit-vette. How about the Vega that would have rust holes in 3 years?

I could go for a De Tomaso Mangusta or a Lotus Europa I could get my fat ass into.

07/31/2018 - 3:44pm I know it is coming but a…

I know it is coming but a Jeep pickup

Datsun pickup

Affordable Porsche like a 914/916 or 944

 

07/30/2018 - 10:32am The Human Rights Party (HRP)…

The Human Rights Party (HRP) of Ann Arbor was a radical socialist third party that influenced local politics in the period 1971 to 1975 and had two members elected to Council. It later morphed into Socialist Human Rights Party and then faded away in the later 1970's. 

Back then Republicans had the majority on council.

07/28/2018 - 6:31pm Thanks Brian. I was born and…

Thanks Brian. I was born and raised in Ann Arbor and recently returned. I am 60 own a home and support your perspective. Sure I wish Ann Arbor would stay the same but in many ways it is largely unchanged since I was a kid.

I moved back from the Detroit suburbs and while the A2 housing prices are higher, they do not seem to be significantly so. But there is a much higher cost of entry floor and tight inventory of homes - buying a home here last year was a challenge. Not too many starter homes in A2. Property taxes are also significantly higher driving up the cost of housing.

I consider myself a moderate - remember Bill Milliken? - but I think higher density housing is good. I would not want rent control but some percentage of affordable housing set asides seems like a good idea for new development. More inventory of all types of housing is good.

What we do not need is public housing. I spent one summer working at several of the public projects in Ann Arbor - one of Eisenhower, Green Road and others. The units were significantly over crowded and had a number of issues. I remember some significant crime problems with the units at Dexter and Maple.

I would rather see affordable housing funded by developers - kind of a pay to play tax where there is a x% set aside of affordable units required for new development - mix the affordable units in with whatever it is you are building.

07/27/2018 - 9:43am I would not be surprised to…

I would not be surprised to find out the cheerleaders were fluffers for the coaches and BOT. Is there any lack of ethics or depravity that is out of bounds for MSU?

07/25/2018 - 10:36am Not very sophisticated. I…

Not very sophisticated. I have a few things:

Arlo wireless wifi security cameras easy set-up and pretty cheap

Honeywell wifi smart thermostat

Elertus at the cottage to monitor temperature and humidity

I also have a couple of smart plugs at my cottage that I use to turn on humidifiers

I have a non-smart Mitsubishi mini-slim heat pump and tried to use a smart hub to mimic the remote to adjust heat but could not get it to work. - BroadLink RM Pro WiFi Smart Home Hub, IR RF All in One Automation Learning Universal Remote - it did not work, yet.

 

 

07/23/2018 - 7:00pm Thanks!

Thanks!

07/23/2018 - 6:06pm I had nerve damage in my…

I had nerve damage in my knee sliding while playing baseball as a kid. No damage other than I have no external feeling in about a 5 inch circle on my left knee. This was 45 years ago. I went on to play recreational sports for many years with no ill effects except for no feeling in that spot. I have the same thing in my shoulder - no idea why - tried physical therapy to no avail.

Why does nerve damage curtail playing? Is it that you would not recognize pain from a subsequent injury? 

07/23/2018 - 2:07pm Or Mark Dantonio - aka Saint…

Or Mark Dantonio - aka Saint Dantonio to his followers

07/17/2018 - 2:27pm I gave up my season tickets…

I gave up my season tickets. My parents had season tickets from before Crisler opened and I went often as a kid and student. I had season tickets before Ed Martin and dropped them afterward.

I moved back to A2 last year and got season tickets again and attended every game.

Ok, so why quit buying? The cost for seats including the PSD was a bit high, but what really bothered me was paying a PSD for upper bowl baseline seats and watching much of the lower bowl never fill up.

I would like them figure out a way to reward people who actually attend. I did not feel valued as a season ticket owner. I was never even contacted as to why I dropped tickets. There were no surveys on how to improve my experience (unlike football where you get surveys all the time).

Given the lukewarm demand you would think they would nurture basketball season ticket holders, but they do not give two shits.

07/09/2018 - 2:30pm Yes I bet both NESCAC fans…

Yes I bet both NESCAC fans will agree.

07/02/2018 - 5:13pm Thanks Brian. I am almost…

Thanks Brian. I am almost retirement age and moved back to my hometown of Ann Arbor last year. I am registered to vote at my cottage in northern Michigan but appreciate the education of Ann Arbor politics. I am hoping you do this for MSU trustees as well.

I like your comments about gentrification, the train station and especially climate change. I support climate change initiatives but doing so at the local level is kind of silly.

When I was younger I remember council having a vote against Regan, something about the Sandinistas. Their point was fine but passing a motion in a local council was silly.

i also remember when we had the occasional Republican mayor- when the roads got bad enough a republican would get elected on a “fix the roads” platform. The roads would get fixed but social spending would go down, Democrats would return to power once the roads were better.

06/26/2018 - 6:20pm I have been married for…

I have been married for almost 30 years and I am not sure what either of those is.

06/26/2018 - 6:19pm Unless you happen to choose…

Unless you happen to choose a movie like "The Road"

06/26/2018 - 6:17pm Hanging and sanding drywall…

Hanging and sanding drywall gives me stress....