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04/13/2018 - 4:17pm But was the Uber driver Mo

But was the Uber driver Mo Hurst? If yes, I'm giving this opinion some weight...

04/03/2018 - 7:20am But none of those 349 teams

But none of those 349 teams are worse than Villanova, they just didn’t scout them well enough, right?

03/01/2018 - 11:29pm Not so fast...

Not to throw a bucket of ice water on this one, but the lawsuit is being widely misreported in news coverage and there is a single, throwaway paragraph in the 72 page Complaint that relates to MSU. They certainly have their plates full there but this is not on it.

Also, the legal theory here is fascinating (not to takeaway from the fact that the underlying actions are despicable). This is not a case directly seeking damages for those who were abused. This is a class action business/contract lawsuit. The broad brush claim here is: the named plaintiff is the mother of a former youth volleyball player coached/trained by Butler who now claims fraud, unjust enrichment, and several statutory claims. The underlying theory is: if he had notified the mother of his earlier criminal deeds, she would not have entered into business with him - i.e. she should not have paid him to coach/train her child. The putative class would be comprised of anyone who paid this guy or his business to coach/train them.

Really interesting collateral attack. Especially in an instance where statute of limitations has expired on many of the abuse claims.

01/27/2018 - 2:59pm This comment is just

This comment is just screaming for one small yet significant edit. Oh, well.

09/02/2017 - 8:55am Because while you were

Because while you were reading it in the past, he saw your comment in the future, and made the correction in the present. Got to get up pretty early in the morning to get ahead in time on THE_KNOWLEDGE...

05/23/2017 - 10:04pm You're thinking of Days of Thunder

Already got that covered.

03/28/2017 - 12:06pm I think you're reading too

I think you're reading too much into that statement. Take it at face value. He's most dissappointed that he's been there ten years...

03/09/2017 - 7:18pm But what about

Jake Fruhmstatefarm?

bah dum tss

I'll show myself out...

03/09/2017 - 2:32pm I also apparently cannot

I also apparently cannot spell. Self neg.

03/09/2017 - 2:21pm Is this the thread

where we rage because Warde is too gutless to fire Beilein?

I was late this morning and missed the free coffee and donuts at Ann Arbor Torch & Ptickfork...

03/05/2017 - 10:12pm Well yes, but also Bullock

Well yes, but also Bullock took something like 5,231,917 threes in his career. He was bound to hit a few. Had a good hit rate, but man that guy liked to launch from deep.

03/05/2017 - 9:51pm Um, Glen Rice would like a

Um, Glen Rice would like a word with you...

02/15/2017 - 6:10pm I'm calling shenanigans

There's no such thing as a "quick 8k run" or anything like it. I don't even like driving that far.

01/25/2017 - 5:33pm Avatar checks out.
It really

Avatar checks out.

It really does. I read your comment in his voice.

01/23/2017 - 6:06pm You keep posting, I'll keep

You keep posting, I'll keep plussing. You've nailed two right out of the gate.

01/12/2017 - 11:32am It is really quite simple

When he logged in, he hit: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Select, Start. Everyone knows how to MGoKonami.

11/30/2016 - 12:25pm Just donated

Keep it going. Runs through Saturday.

11/28/2016 - 4:54pm Well there's another line

Well there's another line item for Giving Blueday. Quick! Someone create a donation thermometer with a $10k target!

10/13/2016 - 3:26pm But 8 Mile is a remake


Would it change your opinion if we all just acknowledge that 8 Mile was a remake of Purple Rain?

08/10/2016 - 12:59am How about another all-time list

All time gold medals in men's swimming:

1. United States - 106 (127)
2. Australia - 31
3. Michael Phelps - 21
4. Germany - 18

07/15/2016 - 12:01pm Those things were moving fast

Those things were moving fast on Ebay yesterday. The school quickly pulled them off their own website but someone obviously got a few cases of the product and was selling them for $26 a mug. They'd sold almost 100 mugs at that price.

07/12/2016 - 2:43pm My three and a half year old

My three and a half year old came home from daycare one day and exclaimed, "(name of classmate) is a p*$$y boy." That is not a word that is ever used in our house or really in any conversation that my wife or I have. EVER. My wife and I were simultaneously shocked that our daughter would say that and beyond impressed that she was spot on with grammar and syntax. Advanced vulgarity, +1.

07/12/2016 - 2:35pm My daughter is smarter than we are

Last week, my three and a half year old daughter stated to my wife that she wanted a "kitty" (we're dog people). Trying to let her down nicely, my wife explained that she is allergic to cats (true). My daughter, not to be deterred, calmly stated that she didn't need a mommy. I talked her off that position even though I thought that was some pretty high level processing. Then fast forward a few days...

On the weekend, we took her to the science and industry museum. Among other things, she saw the hatching baby chickens. Very cool. Verbaitim exchange as follows:

Kid: Mommy and daddy, are you allergic to chicken?

Us: No.

Kid: So I can have a baby chicken, then?

Boom. Logic'd. By a three and a half year old. With time having elapsed since the first step in the process. I'm terrified for our future.

07/04/2016 - 12:54pm I saw a posting somewhere a

I saw a posting somewhere a few months back that spoke to that idea. Essentialy, since 1980 or so, only three NBA teams have won a championship without a current or future league MVP. Those three teams: Pistons - 1989, 1990, 2004.

06/30/2016 - 2:55pm HD televisions...

HD televisions...

04/29/2016 - 10:22am Did the same

The ID part is a good idea. Nothing wrong with showing the power/reach of the blog community.

04/29/2016 - 9:27am Is it just me,

or does this seem like another appropriate use for the Michigan Money Cannon?

04/01/2016 - 9:21am Can we just turn this into an

Can we just turn this into an Everyone Murders posbang?

EM - please keep posting in this thread because I'm going to rec every single one of them.

03/23/2016 - 1:34pm Aaaaaand we have a new leader

Aaaaaand we have a new leader in the clubhouse for the creepiest post of 2016...

03/09/2016 - 9:50pm Not to be too critical

But you do realize that there are legitimately no qualifications necessary to be nominated to the United States Supreme Court, right? Like none. Presumably you must be alive but even that isn't specified. We have had a Supreme Court Justice that never even graduated from high school. And that was in the 20th century, not the 19th. Now the Senate might prefer some legal background, but it is in no way a "requirement" of the position. It's a weird thing.

02/22/2016 - 10:59am Wait a minute...

Bo Kimble just hit another left handed free throw.

01/07/2016 - 4:49pm Put that quote on the winery photo above and you get

12/16/2015 - 2:14pm No disrespect intended to any

No disrespect intended to any of the other fine nominees, but the award should go to Mary Passink. When (if ever) she retires, the award should be named after her.

11/17/2015 - 3:42pm I think many of us wanted to

I think many of us wanted to win that one for Bo. At the same time, I suspect Bo would have wanted us to win that one for Michigan. Perhaps a distinction without a difference.

Reflecting back on it now nine years later, I'm still not entirely sure where one stops and the other begins.

10/29/2015 - 10:50pm Seriously

That's a terrible idea. I mean, who would warm up in one uniform and then go back into the locker room on a tight schedule to change into a completely different...dammit Dave...

10/16/2015 - 2:10pm It's also a message to the team

It says "I've been there" literally. He has been the guy getting ripped by the head coach. See how that turned out? He's now the guy doing the ripping after a long pro career. Not like Harbaugh needs this, but it is instant credibility.

"Well if I just do what he is barking at me to do, maybe I can turn out like he did."

09/08/2015 - 2:27pm sure, you laugh now

but that kid turned out just fine...


09/04/2015 - 8:44pm Not what I saw

I disagree with your assessment of those plays. I don't know if diving would have made a difference but I don't think Jake missed by that much.

09/02/2015 - 10:12am I believe the formula is

I believe the formula is actually JH=E^2

08/18/2015 - 2:00pm welcome back, coach


I'm telling you all, he's still running in that stadium...

08/03/2015 - 9:52pm The game's MVP?

The entire offensive line. Michigan had over 700 yards of offense including nearly 400 rushing. That was the Block Ms at some of their finest. Statistically better than the Rose Bowl in which I'm pretty sure Wheatley is still running.

07/31/2015 - 12:42pm Two things haven't changed

What you mention, and the fact that you cut and paste your exact response from the original thread on this topic. Are you taking a position here, or simply making the same observation in several locations?

07/31/2015 - 11:01am I mean, if I'm Scott

I mean, if I'm Scott Dreisbach, I'm pissed. Of course, I'm not Scott Dreisbach. Am I? No, I'm not. But if I was...

06/09/2015 - 3:17pm Very interesting split screen

Just out of curiosity, having watched the race live this past weekend and now having watched that video, does anyone think American Pharoah might have been held back a little? I keep having the sense that there was more speed left and the jockey was smart enough to know that you can't do any better than first place.

Now I have no idea if any extra pace by AP would have matched Secretariat's time, nor do I have any idea if Secretariat took the foot off the pedal either(entirely possible though maybe not as likely), but the viewing of everything leaves me with more questions.

Either way, incredible horses and incredible races.

05/22/2015 - 9:53am (No subject)

05/21/2015 - 8:31pm Guaranteed abysmal

No kid is ever any better than that one time someone saw him and he wasn't fully developed. They stop developing at 13. It's just science, get with it. Why do you think coaches offer 7th and 8th graders now? You know exactly what you're going to get from them in 5-8 years. It's a lock.

Do I really even need this /s?...

05/19/2015 - 4:36pm I don't remember a time when

I don't remember a time when I wasn't a Michigan fan. I suppose, like many others, I was born into it. I still have a hard time finding the point where my father stops and Bo begins. My aunt received a degree from Michigan. Both my mother and father would have happily attended were it not for circumstances getting in the way. And in retrospect, I don't know where else I would have gone to college. The moment that envelope arrived in the mail, there was no decision to be made. My cousin was a part of Steve Kornacki's "Block M" OL group but my fandom was established long before.

In short, I never knew there was an option.

05/13/2015 - 2:04pm FTFY


Edit: mildly NSFW

05/06/2015 - 10:05am 425 Cross

Lived there in 2003-2004. I was still in MoJo in 2000.

04/24/2015 - 11:51am Spot on

And to take it one step further, someone could just as easily "assure" their spot in the same method. Silly words and their root definitions.