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07/03/2018 - 4:30pm Yikes, this one hits a…

Yikes, this one hits a little too close to home.  One of the guys mentioned as a victim was a high school wrestling teammate of mine.  

06/28/2018 - 11:01pm That was a good listen.  I…

That was a good listen.  I learned stuff.  Thank you.

06/08/2018 - 12:37pm I live in Highlands Ranch,…

I live in Highlands Ranch, and it's a very convenient place to live if you have a family.  But if I didn't have kids, I would probably want to be somewhere closer to downtown.  It's hard to recommend areas if we don't know what you're looking for.  You mentioned that Parker was promising, which makes me assume that you favor space and value over someplace like Wash Park.  Can you provide a bit more info on your wants or needs and maybe a ballpark budget?

06/08/2018 - 12:27pm A daily commute from Boulder…

A daily commute from Boulder to DTC and back would get old very quickly.  I cannot co-sign.

04/03/2018 - 12:21pm He is clearly dancing to Baba

He is clearly dancing to Baba O Reily synth part at the end.

04/03/2018 - 12:43am Maybe you should take the

Maybe you should take the rest of the night off, pal.  Just set the mic down and walk away.

04/03/2018 - 12:39am Despite the outcome,

I still can't believe we were there.  It still feels like a dream.  Anyone too upset over this loss is just being greedy.

03/08/2018 - 11:50am I'm of the opinion that

I'm of the opinion that Dantonio (as a head coach) works best with the under-the-radar types than the high profile guys.  I might be extrapolating too much from a small sample size, but I'd wager that he wouldn't have a whole lot more success with an upgraded roster.

03/07/2018 - 1:17pm That hike starts from a

That hike starts from a trailhead in the parking lot and is pretty leisurely until you get to the base of that big mesa.  There is really only one section where everyone climbs to get to the top (and would certainly be the only place that I'd imagine a 70-year old would attempt).  That is probably where he fell.  If he fell off the top, that would be a lot more than the 20-ft drop they are reporting... It would be 50 ft minimum.

So I'm guessing that he fell when climbing up that section to get to the top.  It's no joke, man.  I'm surprised that there aren't a lot more falls there.  It's not a rope climb, but it's a genuine free climb.  Great view from the top.

03/07/2018 - 10:30am Yikes.  My parents live in

Yikes.  My parents live in Castle Rock and I've climed that rock quite a few times with the kids.  I have a pretty good idea of where he probably fell.  That would NOT have been pretty.

 

 

It's the mesa in the foreground.  That would be about an 80 ft fall.

02/26/2018 - 3:48pm Same.

Same.  I'm now a little sad that there is no younger Hurst.

02/21/2018 - 2:39pm Ahhh, but they CAN fly!

02/20/2018 - 12:05pm That's some amazing insight

That's some amazing insight right there.  Thanks for sharing.

02/17/2018 - 12:29pm I'm going to go out on a limb

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that she could beat any man in a combined Alpine/Snowboard GS competition. 

02/17/2018 - 12:11pm That part of the story seems

That part of the story seems most surreal to me.  I mean, this is the Olympics, not some NASTAR coarse where you can pay $10 to drop in after lunch.  She didn't say "SCREW IT... Let me give this GS thing a try... Put me on the list!... Anyone have some skis they aren't using?"  She had to qualify just like everyone else, and you don't ski at that level on a pair of rentals or loaners.  The margins are fractions of a second, where little details like the right composition of wax make the difference between the podium and last place.  So she definitely had her own skis and a qualified tech.  New skis always take some getting used to... why experiment with some demos during a medal round?  It just doesn't compute.  There has to be more to this story.

02/17/2018 - 11:01am I had the opportunity to ski

I had the opportunity to ski the Birds of Prey run at Beaver Creek shortly after a World Cup event.  They intentionally turn those runs into solid ice for the competitions.  It's treacherous - one of the more infamous coarses on the WC circuit due to it's vertical feet (i.e., it's steep!).  I've been on a ski team, so I know a litle about skiing gates, and I could barely even make a decent turn on that thing.  It gave me a whole different perspective on the skills, strength, and nerves required to ski at that level.

02/17/2018 - 10:45am Meh... she was a champion

Meh... she was a champion skiier before she was a snowboarder.  She just found olympic success earlier as a snowboarder.  Interpret that as you will.

 

I think the only think this settles is that Ester Ledecka is a certified badass.

02/17/2018 - 10:30am I think the "more advance

I think the "more advance skills" include:

- How to plop down on your ass 10 feet from the lift, 6 abreast, and have a little boarder pow wow while remaining completely oblivious to the bottleneck you're causing.

- Doing the same thing right in the middle of a run, usually in a blind spot below a jump.

 

02/16/2018 - 4:36pm Not only not funny,

but you stole someone else's joke from another thread.

02/14/2018 - 5:58pm Ahhh

I see.  So it wasn't actually a case of EVERYONE accusing him of using bagmen.  It was more of a general discussion of the use of bagmen in the SEC.  Florida is a part of the SEC, therefore guilty by association .  McElwain is coach of said SEC team.  You want no part of that hipocracy.  Got it.

02/14/2018 - 5:19pm I'm actually quite excited about it.

I was very impressed with what he did at CSU (living out here, probably saw more CSU coverage than most).  If you remove the recency bias, he's an absolute steal for a WR/OC position.  I think he'll be great assuming that he approaches the job with the same passion as an up-and-comer. 

 

Also:  The MGoBlog community can beat a meme to death far beyond the point of being funny anymore.  The shark meme is dead, man.

02/10/2018 - 12:46am Aw heck, I'll throw my 2 cents in.

- Know thyself... if you have a portfolio of individual stocks, but you spend more time on MGoBlog than you spend keeping up on the fundamentals of your stocks, market catalysts, etc., you either need to sell that portfolio for a lower-maintenance vehicle or pay someone to manage it for you.  I used to be convinced that I could manage my portfolio as well as any financial advisor.  One day I realized it wasn't about ability, it's about the time and the passion (of which I had neither).

- As your cash flow will allow, take full advantage of every tax shelter you can.  Max out your 401k.  Utilize 529s for college savings.  Spending a few bucks on a good tax advisor every so often is money well-spent.  If you're a business owner with no employees, for heaven's sake open up a solo 401k and cram everything you can into it (limit is $55,000 in 2018!).  If you have a high-deductible health insurance plan, plow up to the max into your HSA.  Shelter every dime you can from Uncle Sam.

- Be very mindful of fees on those mutual funds.  You don't have to read the prospectus to find the fees.  If the fund is charging fees much higher than an index fund, the manager better back it up with consistent performance vs the benchmarks.  I've turned most of my investments over to a professional, and those funds that I manage myself (my solo 401k) is entirely composed of ETFs.  I'm a big fan of ETFs due to their low expense ratios.  I spend most of my research time these days deciding on the best allocation strategy, and then implement that strategy with a mix of ETF's.  I rebalance often to maintain the ratios I set with the help of a professional.

 

02/08/2018 - 7:02pm Let me redeem myself from my

Let me redeem myself from my earlier probability calculation error.

Odds for unfavorable outcomes:

Shea @ 40%

Anderson @ 60% (I'm a little more pessimistic on that one)

Newsome @ 50% (I'm a little more optimistic on that one)

0-for-3 odds = 0.4 x 0.6 x 0.5 = 12%

If we bump Newsome down to a 40% chance of not coming back and we're down to 9.6%.

 

 

02/07/2018 - 5:48pm He only has one rival, no?

We have 3.

02/07/2018 - 12:47pm Precisely.  Today's content

Precisely.  Today's content is a good study in confirmation bias.

02/07/2018 - 12:34pm Is this actual news?  Were

Is this actual news?  Were they going to fire him for poor performance?  Was he expected to retire next year?  

Last time I checked, good coaches tend to be perpetually be on contracts that expire mutiple years in the future.  Standard practice.

02/07/2018 - 12:21pm Schiano's career seems to

Schiano's career seems to have flat-lined at college DC.  That's amazing, considering how high his stock was at one point.  

02/07/2018 - 12:07pm I attended both UM and OSU

Graduated from UM, but my parents both were faculty at OSU.  So tuition was so cheap that it made sense to knock out some credits there in the summer.  

Without a shadow of a doubt, there is a big difference between the cultures and climate academically.  The quality of instruction at OSU was fine - no better or worse than UM in my opinion.  But UM is so chock-full of the overachieving hyper-competitive types that just permeates all aspects of life.  It forces the faculty engineer the curve by racheting up the rigor of curriculum.  It forces students to dig deeper; work harder; sweat the details more.  I came out of it all a different person than how I went in.  I don't know if that environment is better or worse in the grand scheme of life.  OSU culture is probably more "normal" if there is such a thing.  My OSU buddies certainly seems to study less and go out more (they went out on weeknights). 

Not too surprisingly, my hyper-competitive UM friends have gone on to have wildly successful careers.  My OSU friends, as a general group, have had good, but less dazzling careers.  To each, his own.

02/06/2018 - 5:04pm I still can't get over the

I still can't get over the recovery of the boosters.  The way they landed was something out of a 1950 sci-fi flick.  HOW DO THEY LAND LIKE THAT??

02/06/2018 - 4:34pm Amazing

This launch is game-changer in that SpaceX has developed a way to deliver a huge amount of payload into space at a fraction of the conventional costs (with far less waste and ground hazards).  

Elon Musk is from another dimension, man.

 

 

02/06/2018 - 3:51pm I deserved that.  I'm very

I deserved that.  I'm very embarassed.

02/06/2018 - 3:45pm I'm an idiot.

I was averaging the probabilities instead of multiplying.  Fail.

02/06/2018 - 11:24am If CM has a 0% chance of

If CM has a 0% chance of leaving, and Mo is 50/50, wouldn't that equate to a 75% chance that both are back?

01/28/2018 - 7:14pm You're doing it wrong.

I award you zero points.  You're supposed to say HE gone, you see.  That's how you look hip.

01/26/2018 - 12:17am You don't care for Michigan,

You don't care for Michigan, yet you create an account and spend an evening posting on a Michigan blog.  The paradox.  

01/26/2018 - 12:09am Didn't go our way, but that

Didn't go our way, but that shows the level this team plays at when it isn't exhausted.  The rest of the season will be fun to watch if they can get that free throw shooting in check.

01/25/2018 - 11:51pm Love it!

Love it!

11/16/2017 - 4:19pm I noticed that too.

Maybe he felt his best option there was to protect Long from sideline interference?  Offer encouragement? 

11/13/2017 - 1:12pm Wow.

10/27/2017 - 10:59am I'm disappointed that Brian

I'm disappointed that Brian doesn't know who Joe Jackson is.

10/23/2017 - 12:48pm That's because it wasn't an

That's because it wasn't an analogy.

10/20/2017 - 2:38pm No need to explain the joke,

No need to explain the joke, thanks.

10/17/2017 - 6:07pm Yes - rhymes with jive. 

Yes - rhymes with jive.  Derived from a sailing term, I think.

 

:to be in accord :agree usually used with with 

  • a story that doesn't jibe with the facts
10/17/2017 - 5:49pm Jive vs Jibe.

I'm amazed at how many people use "jive," like "these numbers don't jive."  Jive is slang, as in jive talkin'.  Jibe is the word.

10/17/2017 - 4:19pm Meh... I could care less.

Meh... I could care less.

10/15/2017 - 12:29am Go to bed Maynard

Fucking sally

10/12/2017 - 5:21pm Amen, brother.

We lost, therefore we didn't take the game seriously enough.  QED.  

It really is a ridiculous take, but people lose their fucking minds over a loss to MSU and want to take a flamethrower to the place.

Perhaps if our guys covered their face in eyeblack like a Kiss tribute band people would assume they were more pumped up.  Or some late hits - that, too is a sign of taking the rivalry seriously.

 

10/12/2017 - 3:11pm Bleach jokes aside, I was

Bleach jokes aside, I was actually pretty encouraged by this UFR relative to what how I felt going in.

10/12/2017 - 3:06pm Zone blocking takes time

We've been through this a couple times in the last 12 years.  As I recall, Lloyd brought in Joe Gibbs to install zone blocking and even Mike Hart couldn't make click in the first year.  I think it will ultimately be very advantageous to have a competency at zone and power, but it will take more reps than a preseason and a few games.  We'll get there.

10/12/2017 - 2:00pm "We"?... "Our"?

Hmmm.... I don't think it's "we," sunshine.