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12/04/2011 - 1:38am Word of caution

Ummm...just in case no one actually looked at his ratings, the Sagarin ratings at the USA Today site include margin of victory, which is explicitly banned from use in the computers for the BCS rankings.  As the Sagarin page at USA explains, only the ELO_CHESS rankings matter.  Which means that we actually dropped this week, from 22 to 23.  Clearly that computer system should not be used, if it says that a 3 loss Oklahoma is the number 6 team in the country.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/fbt11.htm?loc=interstitialskip

EDIT: and i got beaten to the punch.

11/20/2011 - 8:50pm Was the board 100%?

I'm not sure, but I have to wonder if the boards were actually 100% during the halftime show.  The haphazard jumping between videos and cutting out of the audio from the videos seemed to imply technical difficulties to me.  Maybe that is just faith that such a poorly edited video would never have been intended for use during halftime. :/

11/02/2011 - 8:22pm Good Advice Already, but Here's My 2 Cents

Full disclosure, my gf is at Iowa Law, and I've spent a lot of time in Iowa City with that and going to college in Iowa (but not at Iowa).

I've got to agree with most everything said so far, but can't comment on wearing Michigan gear around town on game day (I've mostly stayed in to watch Michigan games on those days).  My general advice would be don't be an ass, and you shouldn't have problems.  If you go to Hamburg Inn, then definitely get the pie shake.  If falafel is more your thing, then try out Oasis, right next to Hamburg. If you like sushi, I'm personally a fan of Oyama Sushi, www.oyamaiowa.com.

Summit and Joe's are both solid choices.  I was actually at Summit last weekend for a Halloween party.  And Sanctuary is kind of like Ashleys, but I think Sanctuary has way better food albeit a smaller beer selection (but still more than adequate). Also, there is a grilled cheese stand in the ped mall at night.  And Mesa is amazing at the end of a long night.

Biggest piece of advice I can give: watch the public intoxication.  Not an offense in Michigan, but definitely exists out there.  And as to the bars being 21+, that kicks in at 10pm, sometimes cops come through and check IDs on everyone in the bar.  It's funny to watch underage undergrads run towards the back exits when that happens.

And most importantly, Go Blue!!

10/25/2011 - 10:24am Can't wait!!

I Amazon pre-ordered it (wasn't able to make it to the Chicago pre-release events), and can't wait for it to show up today.  The discussions about it here have made it highly anticipated to me.

10/25/2011 - 10:20am Great Wallpaper

I think one of the great things about many of your wallpapers is the understated simplicity.  Keep it up, great work!!

10/10/2011 - 12:03pm Va Tech? Baylor?

I'm confused why Va Tech is taking a jump of 5 here.  I watched some of that game, and didn't think either team looked particularly good.  Miami is pretty bad, and it took a last minute TD for VT to win.

Same with Baylor jumping in.  They beat Iowa State, who looked real at the start of the season, but looks less real with each passing week.  Just looking at their schedule, that win by Baylor is over a team that just might be able to be bowl eligible, if they win 3 of Missouri, TAMU, Texas Tech, and Kansas.

I would have kept ASU above both Baylor and VT, at the very least.

10/04/2011 - 1:14pm But remember, it is against

But remember, it is against his programming to impersonate a deity.

10/04/2011 - 1:13pm Additional Luke Family Issues

Luke has more than just daddy issues.  Remember, he made out with his sister (Leia / UM), and they have that awkward relationship afterwards.  Then Luke lost his hand to Vader (maybe not this year, but close).

10/04/2011 - 10:48am This is simply amazing!

I'm a star wars fanboy, and I couldn't think of better analogies off the top of my head.  Though I really would love to work Wedge Antilles in there somewhere.