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12/10/2015 - 11:14am Seconded

I too think the 1st Die Hard is the best non-traditional Christmas movie. I clicked on the thread to go with Die Hard but you beat me to it.

Elf would be my favorite "real" Christmas movie, its what we have on when we put up the tree each year.

01/02/2015 - 3:42pm Over 15,700

after only another 20 minutes. It's rocketing up fast.

10/30/2014 - 2:05pm Was it 2001-2004

that you worked there? We did get walked in on one time, I think by a janitor. Sorry!

10/30/2014 - 10:47am Girlfriend & I were naughty

My then girlfriend (now wife) and I both had roommates sophomore year, and often couldn't find a place to get it on in peace. So, our go-to place was late at night in unlocked classrooms in Mason Hall. We'd bring a blanket in a backpack so we weren't butt naked on cold tile floor. Must've done this dozens of times. It was hard to keep a straight face in class the next day, knowing what we'd done right over there (we'd use a classroom I actually had a class in).  We also got it on once in a basement alcove off of a hallway in West Quad, so we weren't even behind a closed door. That one was super-risky. Luckily she's not an mgoblog reader or she'd kill me for spilling these details.

EDIT: To clarify, this is an entry for the contest. Wife & I will be in Michigan this weekend and would love to go to a game. I'll just have to omit why specifically we got free tickets if by chance I win. 

10/24/2014 - 9:17am Happy Friday!

Lets hope that State has a weekend like this poor guy did! Go Blue!

10/17/2014 - 9:08am Why is this up so early?

It's only 8 here in Chicago and we've got over 115 posts in here? Not all of us are up in the middle of the night you know. Anyways, have a great weekend everyone!

Anyone ever wonder what it looks like when lightning strikes a moving vehicle? Now you know!

10/10/2014 - 9:13am Kangaroo fight!

Man, I want to move to Australia! Have a great weekend everyone!

10/04/2014 - 4:12pm Wow

Who took a dump on your cereal this morning?

10/03/2014 - 9:44am Happy Friday!

Hope everyone here has a better day than this guy does!

01/31/2014 - 10:53am Happy Posbang!

I don't think the OP can celebrate about the weather improving just yet though. A local forecast for Chicago says we're going to catch up to 18 inches of snow total by Wednesday in multiple storms, which means Michigan is going to get hit too. Oh goodie. And I just got the salt off my car yesterday too.

Meanwhile - to the negbanger in this posbang thread, quit spoiling the fun and quit being one of these:

01/29/2014 - 12:58pm Week of the Penn State game?

Maybe it was reopened the week of the Penn State game and Gibbons knew about it? That would explain why his kicking was so crappy that week, he was mentally distracted.

01/03/2014 - 12:18pm Happy Friday!

Have a great weekend playing in the snow!

12/31/2013 - 10:25am Happy New Year

May this pos bang not be the only banging we all do today!

12/20/2013 - 3:07pm Am I too late for the posbang?

I was stuck working until now. Please posbang me hard!

12/13/2013 - 3:29pm F-ck Cancer

A Posbang thread for the worthiest of causes. OP - I hope your wife kicks cancer's ass.

12/06/2013 - 5:06pm Mine was a trade

to mod LSA2k in exchange for some bonus mgopoints. I let him pick my avatar in exchange for a small bump in points. I have never actually seen an episode of MLP.

I actually went back to lurking for much of this season because the comments on the board had gotten so awful it was better just staying away. Brian- I'm glad you're doing this!

10/15/2013 - 5:02pm I think not

I for one haven't given up on the football season yet, and I have low expectation for hoops this year.

06/21/2013 - 1:04pm watching movies

I got Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty from the library yesterday, can't wait to watch them Saturday. That's about all I've got planned. Have a good weekend all!

05/22/2013 - 10:10am Colbert

a friend of mine's lil sis went to NU and was there for that speech. I got to watch their home video of the graduation, and he killed. Funny as all hell, thanks for linking to the transcript!

05/06/2013 - 9:25am same character

agreed, but even more cunning and ruthless, but also more nudity from Ms. Dormer in the Tudors than GoT.  The Tudors was a good show, but she's not in all four seasons of it unfortunately, but that's what happens when a show is based on history, and we (should) all know what happened to Henry VIII's wives.

05/06/2013 - 9:22am that scene

last night between Tywin & Olenna was hilarious. "A sword-swallower through and through."  Priceless.

I'm torn on the changes between the book and the show. Some of them I really like, some of them I really don't get why they bothered. For example, changing who Robb married was a rather oddball choice IMHO. On the other hand, it's cool when a new character brings something to the series, like Ros.

05/03/2013 - 9:55am Northwestern

always an easy ticket to get, and there are so many UM fans there we take over the stadium. Evanston is a gorgeous town, and just south is Chicago so there's plenty to do to make it into a full weekend visit. We go every time UM comes to town as we live in the Chicago burbs.

04/30/2013 - 9:39pm read thru the above comments

that one was answered earlier

04/26/2013 - 3:10pm Movies & DVR catchup

I plan on watching a bunch of backlogged stuff on my DVR, and catching a movie or two on DVD. Not sure which ones yet. Have a great weekend all!

04/03/2013 - 4:07pm it seems

that your drinking from several lives ago is affecting you still if you put this in a predictions thread.

04/03/2013 - 11:54am The Pres knew

According to what I read on on this, the AD ran the punishment and incident by the Pres, who signed off on the suspension.  So that's why there are some calling for the university president's head too, because they knew of the situation and thought that just a suspension would be okay.

03/20/2013 - 12:51pm Mother of all fucks

there are not enough fucks in this world to sum up how upset I am right now.  crap.

03/20/2013 - 12:40pm 89-76

Michigan wins by 13, 89-76.

03/20/2013 - 10:44am Great column

This was a very enjoyable read. Thank you Ace! I think sitting in the press box on your hands so as not to cheer has to be probably the hardest thing possible to do.

I am going to majorly miss Trey next year.  Is there any possibility that he'll pull a Lewan and return for 1 more year as "unfinished business" if we don't go far in the dance?

Also, I love the expression on your brother's face, he doesn't look too happy to be at that game.

03/15/2013 - 12:56pm w00t!

outstanding news and a great start to the weekend.  So glad I can stop worrying about him retiring for now. 

03/13/2013 - 11:42am When is the final vote?

Is it next week after the conference tourneys are over? Or do they wait until after March Madness is over?  In either case, an early tourney exit for Michigan will not help Trey so I hope that doesn't happen.

03/13/2013 - 10:53am 79-70

Michigan wins 79-70.

I had forgotten that I guessed 73-72 for the IU game.  Curse you rim for not giving me a free shirt when you caused the ball to roll off the wrong way!

03/10/2013 - 12:59pm just 3 hours

to go until the game. Combination of nervous and excited.  Looking forward to it so much though.  Not gonna watch the other games leading up to ours though, I've got grad school studying to do for midterms.

03/09/2013 - 3:57pm four of my fave action flicks

these are the more "under the radar" variety, but they are all awesome.

Brotherhood of the Wolf, Hard Boiled, The Killer, & The Raid: Redemption.  Need a good action flick? Can't go wrong with any of those.

03/08/2013 - 11:38am tiebreakers

Indiana, winning out, would have only 4 B1G losses, so they're #1.

OSU winning out would be tied with MSU winning out (because UW and UM would fall back to tied for 3rd in conference if Indy wins and Wisc wins sunday)  On the season, OSU and MSU split 1-1.  So they move on to tiebreaker 2: record vs the highest ranked team (IU).  OSU went 1-1 vs Indy, while MSU went 0-2.  Thus, OSU would be the 2 seed, MSU the three, in that scenario.

link to tiebreakers rules:

03/08/2013 - 11:23am Awesome!

I love it, it's just hard to tell what it is because the hat is too big.  It'll remain my avatar until football season gets here again as per the deal.  Thanks!

03/08/2013 - 9:29am I too am avatarless

but I'm supposed to be getting one as per the post announcing the new mod.  I told him that he could give me a pony avatar in exchange for the points prize.  Got the prize, but I'm still waiting for that avatar...

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

03/07/2013 - 7:46pm it'd be so nice

if we could do this comic's idea for real. grow a bunch of them and dominate the football world.

03/07/2013 - 1:19pm I was just about to post that

So the runoff is 10 seconds for an injury if it occurs in the final minute of a half.  Question - does this only apply to the team with possession of the ball? 

Hypothetical situation:   Imagine we can have a redo of the MSU game from a decade ago.  One of Michigan's players gets hurt with less than 10 seconds to go, causing the runoff.  Michigan wins the game because the Sparties are never allowed to stop the clock with a phantom second on the scoreboard.  Now, instead of UM fans crying foul over a bogus stadium clock, Sparties cry foul over a dumb rule, especially if the UM player's injuries aren't severe.

This rule just seems like it has the potential for abuse if the runoff still applies if a D player gets hurt, if the D team has the lead.  I can totally see teams having a player take a dive to try and burn the clock off.  Or even more than one player, since the runoff takes place with a minute to go in the half, they can have a player get "hurt" on every subsequent play until the clock is at 0.   Am I the only one that sees this potential for shenanigans?

03/06/2013 - 12:18pm Wow

That was a thorough fisking there. If I was at 200 points and could upvote you I would.

03/06/2013 - 10:10am M wins both

UM 79 Purdue 68

UM 73 IU 72

03/06/2013 - 9:13am UM 73 Purdon't 64

Purdue will come out hard to play the spoiler, but Michigan will not lose focus on the prize and pick up the win, setting up the conference title showdown Sunday.

03/05/2013 - 10:07pm thanks!

it apparently only is a problem in my work web browser, at home its fine.

03/05/2013 - 10:04pm I loved this topic

yes it's OT but thats what the OT flag is for.  Great share!  And for the record out of all the threads on the board, this is the one I came to first this evening, so some of us here do like this sort of thing. if you don't like it, don't click it.

03/05/2013 - 12:37pm chart spillover

I'm having a hard time reading the last column of the 3rd chart due to it spilling out of the frame for some reason.  What were the averages for UM, OSU, and Purdue in that final column?

03/05/2013 - 12:29pm Thanks for the hard work!

You will be missed as a mod, but I'm glad to see you're still sticking around to post like BiSB did.

03/05/2013 - 8:15am i think the implication was

that the cost to the university was free, based on where it says "in return for the design work..." it makes it sound like the cost to the university is nothing, as long as Nike gets exclusive rights to use that logo exclusively so it can't be used by any other apparel manufacturer for 2 years.

03/05/2013 - 8:07am why would state have that one?

isn't that the me gusta face? I dont think they liked that.  unless you mean the guy reaching for Burke's junk, then the me gusta face looks good.  but the bench guys should have this one:

03/05/2013 - 8:05am that

makes sense, if that was the poster's intent then that's a good one.

03/04/2013 - 10:00pm was my offer declined?

as of this writing i'm still sans avatar and sans points bonus. 

EDIT: I got the points bonus, but no avatar. I'll still honor my end of the bargain if you hit me with one, but thanks!