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07/20/2018 - 12:15pm ...from the same people that…

...from the same people that televised a corn hole tourney.

07/20/2018 - 12:14pm I DVR it and FF through the…

I DVR it and FF through the commercials as well as some of the long, flat portions of a given stage. The mountains are about the only time I watch an entire stage.

07/20/2018 - 12:12pm The only way I'd make that…

The only way I'd make that wattage is to burn a bulb along with my effort. That said, check out Haute Route. It's a fondo style event that hits several different routes/locales. They have an Alpe D'Huez event as well as hitting the Pyrenees, Dolomites, and Mt. Ventoux.

07/13/2018 - 12:21pm Banging a little MGoTandem…

Banging a little MGoTandem with the wife this weekend, not necessarily in that order.... Any MGBloggers doing the Holland Hundred?

05/24/2018 - 12:31pm I think it is now socially

I think it is now socially acceptable to date yourself. 

05/22/2018 - 8:28am Loved Man on Fire. Love most

Loved Man on Fire. Love most of Denzel's work, but that one stands out to me. 

05/21/2018 - 12:19pm Then there's Gene Keady - bad

Then there's Gene Keady - bad dye job AND the combover.

05/21/2018 - 12:16pm O Line. If any player or

O Line. If any player or position group deserves a breakout season, it is the O Line. Nobody likes looking behind them to see the guy thay are protecting compleely pancaked. For whomever makes up the O Line this season, I hope they have a great season and surpass expectations.

05/21/2018 - 12:11pm My Top 3

1 - Passion of the Christ - I was fortunate enough to have toured Israel and walked the Via Dolorosa. As a follower of Christ, that was a profound experience, even as an 18 year old. the movie is just a well done, very real reminder.

2 - Shawshank Redemption - great writing/story-telling. The fact that when I land on it when flipping channels and can't turn past it is reason enough to make my top 3.

3 - The Matrix - groundbreaking effects at the time. Cool story, and Keanu says, 'whoa'.


Ask me mood will probably generate a different the top three. 

05/15/2018 - 12:23pm Biggest gripe...for all the

Biggest gripe...for all the technology-forward functionality in today's new cars, OEM's lack the conscience, and NHSTA has yet to mandate the disabling of cell phones for the driver, save for actual use of the phone function via hands-free. There are aftermarket devices that one can plug into a vehicle's OBD port, so it surprises me that no entity has stepped up to that plate yet. My commute is 12-13 minutes of highway driving and 5 minutes of secondary road driving each way. I see people every day staring at their screens. This is my biggest car gripe.

05/09/2018 - 2:43pm That and Craigslist personals

That and Craigslist personals due to their links to human trafficking.  Try the dark web maybe?

05/03/2018 - 12:51pm What a punk.

What a punk.

04/25/2018 - 1:43pm So long as the end result creates a better institution,

I am okay with this dumpster fire dragging on for a few more years. The impact on recruiting and ensuing screeches from their fanbase would be entertaining. Alas, I am for the victims and really prefer to see this whole affair handled efficiently and with some grace. 

04/13/2018 - 12:45pm To paraphrase using a food

To paraphrase using a food metaphor, Engler passes on a mistake like he passes on Golden Corral...

04/09/2018 - 11:21am I had to pause it when Chase

I had to pause it when Chase had me laughing so hard, watching him say 'bearcat grrrr, grrrrr' to their oline. Funny stuff there from Chase. He will be pretty fun to watch again this season!

04/05/2018 - 10:52am I don't really think it's

I don't really think it's fear of being yelled at by Izzo or Dantonio. I think it's fear of political retribution for those above the two, starting with BOT and others with heavy financial influence in the area. 

03/23/2018 - 12:30pm I don't believe flip phones

I don't believe flip phones support emojis yet. 

02/23/2018 - 1:25pm D

Emmert/NCAA will be implicated as having knowledge and looking the other way, step down amid new amid overt shame. The remaining leadership in the feckless organization will fail to do anything until a new pres is appointed. Former Gov. John Engler will step in as the new NCAA pres and bring his molly maids with him.

02/16/2018 - 3:26pm Probably hiding his

Probably hiding his Oldsmobile in there...

02/14/2018 - 10:21am Sorry Guv'nah...

To me, spartans show 'their will' by wearing a head cover and no gloves and sweep it up like it's their job. FU

02/02/2018 - 4:14pm Well said Contra.

Well said Contra. Unfortunately this happens far more than people imagine. Thank you for sharing. 

02/02/2018 - 4:11pm As a believer (and I know

As a believer (and I know many who aren't and that's fine), I can say that even people as broken as Nassar deserve redemption. I hope all his victims - those known and unknown - grow to a place where they can forgive him because then they will be in a very, very good place within themselves, and stronger than they likely thought they could be. 

I have three of the most important women in my life with experience being abused in very different ways. I used to think the same as you. I grew to a place where I could forgive one of them face to face. That man was my best friend when we were young, and it took me some 35 years to get to a place where I was strong enough to forgive him. I am much better for it, but to see him visibly change when I offered it to him was even more powerful than I can put into words. I SAW him heal.

I am a believer, and I know not everyone believes what I believe. As the OP shared a persepctive, I am sharing one as well. Nobody deserves Hell, unless they are never willing to accept they can be redeemed. 

...and to the OP - well said. 


01/31/2018 - 3:23pm Born and raised in Michigan,

Born and raised in Michigan, and honestly, as a child I was attracted to the winged helmet and uniforms (and the excellence on the field). In my teen years, I attended Interlochen for All-State band camps that were supported by University Music Department faculty and students. I was already a fan, but that was as close as I would ever get to being a collegiate student at Michigan, but it was close enough for me.

01/31/2018 - 9:01am Spot on - they replaced guys

Spot on - they replaced guys trying to find a schtick like Berman with a bunch of blowhard opinions. ESPN hasn't been worth watching since Body Shaping was THAT was how to spend a morning. Sportcenter followed by Body shaping. Suddenly, I'm 19 years old again.

01/30/2018 - 3:46pm While disappointing, I don't

While disappointing, I don't know that I could have any higher expectation for their BoT. they've already proven to be myopic in their everyday function, so why would we expect them to suddenly find the 'do things the right way' button? 

01/28/2018 - 10:35am The interview with the

The interview with the parents of the deceased rape victim was tough and compelling. As a dad to a daughter, I have to think there will be some loud voices coming forward. Is there a way at to have east lansing annexed back to Lansing? Kind of joking, but...

01/28/2018 - 8:34am Neither. Far better men have

Neither. Far better men have left their positions for far less.

01/28/2018 - 8:33am Neither. Far better men have

Neither. Far better men have left their positions for far less.

01/27/2018 - 8:22am They clearly sold themselves

They clearly sold themselves out to do that.

01/27/2018 - 7:22am That's alright...the coaches

That's alright...the coaches aren't likely to make it through either.

01/27/2018 - 7:21am That's alright...the coaches

That's alright...the coaches aren't likely to make it through either.

01/26/2018 - 3:37pm To me, the biggest difference

To me, the biggest difference is PSU had an outsider allowed to have access that let him bring kids he groomed through his non-profit. Sandusky was protected before and after people knew irrefutably. With sparty, this was a staffed doctor that fell under the pervue of the Athletic Department, and involved students the University is obligated to protect through legal edict. 

The victims of either don't give a damn about severity, so we shouldn't either, in my opinion. Both are reprehensible and should never have been allowed to go on that long. Good people in the right places can keep evil at bay. Evil prevails when good people do nothing, but when good people aren't there in the first place, they invite evil into their 'home'. Now the check is on the table and it's time to pay.

01/26/2018 - 2:07pm Very good piece of journalism

Very good piece of journalism there. Lousy topic, and one I really wish didn;t occur within our state, but it has. All I can say is that nuclear winter is coming, and yes - pride does come before the fall. 

01/26/2018 - 12:01pm Right...because THAT is more

Right...because THAT is more important than the healing of the victims (those we know and those that are still out there, still afraid to speak up). When will anyone at that school learn to protect Izzo from himself? I normally don't mind him looking the fool, but not in this instance. 

01/26/2018 - 11:31am Unfortunately, those in

Unfortunately, those in sparty-shortcake land will view these both with sadness.

01/26/2018 - 11:27am Only Pos. No banging.

Only Pos. No banging.

01/26/2018 - 11:26am Let the bodies hit the floor.

Let the bodies hit the floor.

01/26/2018 - 11:08am Been a long week, but just

Been a long week, but just checked in with my weight loss challenge and am down 11lbs in 12 days, so POSBANG it is! Going to crush the weekend like it's my job!

01/24/2018 - 10:45am To that point, I think it

To that point, I think it would be much easier for the NCAA and B1G to punish sparty versus psu. The only caveat to me is that this didn't involve a specific sport. That said, I hope they all roast in a cell with Nassar, and he can #reachhigher. 

01/18/2018 - 3:01pm Completely agree. MLive is

Completely agree. MLive is usually 4 days late and irrelevant, but this was a decent piece of work from them. 

01/17/2018 - 1:16pm The sincere thanks from Ace

The sincere thanks from Ace to Eleven Warriors is exactly why I love The Rivalry. Most of the time I fall right in line with the 'I detest them crowd'. At times like this, and Chad Carr ailing among others over the years, stuff like this happens that is above the fray. Tipping the hat today...but tomorrow it's back on like Donkey Kong!!

01/17/2018 - 12:06pm Finally paid my attorney off.

Money well spent in order to free myself from that bear trap.

01/17/2018 - 12:04pm It's a tossup

between a service (paying movers to do the heavy), and an object (tandem bicycle for me and my stoker wife). If it comes down to brass tacks, I could give up the tandem over paying the movers!

01/10/2018 - 12:16pm Think about that for a

Think about that for a minute. Vegas is simply playing the odds in their favor. If they assumed Patterson was not going to be available, Michigan would be more like a 25-1, 30-1 or worse. People would hedge this bet with the thought that if Patterson won his eligibility, the odds would drop. Vegas would then be on the hook for a bunch of bets at odds against their favor. The way they are starting out is safe for their books

01/09/2018 - 12:17pm Damn

Thanks for sharing this, and I truly hope you are able to find relief. 

01/05/2018 - 12:23pm 'Stopping brute force attacks'

I hope you were more successful than the O line was. Can you coach this? Asking for a friend...

12/29/2017 - 12:49pm It's Purdue...

Busch Light.

12/29/2017 - 12:46pm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Wow. This thread is the cure for insomnia that requires no regulatory approvals or validation. I may need a band-aid for my forehead though as it made solid contact with my keyboard. I did pass protocol however and am eligible to return to the game. Carry on.

12/20/2017 - 1:52pm Enema - that feeling those

Enema - that feeling those who were click-baited get when the belief the magical 5* Anoma goes Bama.

And I would hate to be a PA announcer calling a game with that athlete's name...'Anoma on the tackle' would likely cause my inner child to giggle uncontrollably.

12/20/2017 - 1:12pm I ABSOLUTELY agree. I was of

I ABSOLUTELY agree. I was of the opinion that psu should have been dropped as a member of the B1G, but sadly when it comes to conference-based athletics, money wins out over simply doing what is right. msu? I don't imagine they have the same financial stamp as psu, but the feckless B1G administration lacks the spine to take actions that makes sense. I really dislike the look this gives the conference. If there is to be a dark side to the conference, I much prefer the stink of bagmen.