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07/16/2018 - 11:28am Again, this is very…

Again, this is very subjective.  I find football, baseball, and basketball infuriating to play.  Football and baseball are mostly just standing around.  Basketball requires height.  

At the very young levels (ages 4-8) soccer is ideal because kids can just run and run.  Push, shove, kick, pull, fall over, etc.  Go watch kids build sand castles in the in-field of a baseball little-league game and goof-off with their mitt in the out-field.  Also, if you want kids that young to play football, it's mostly going to resemble rugby for the constant action.  Structured sports and activities like football, baseball, golf, gynmastics, dance etc are boring as hell to most kids.

07/16/2018 - 11:23am Your argument falls flat…

Your argument falls flat when you talk about scouting kids (elementary school age).  Pay to play has already weeded them out by that age.  Club soccer starts around kindergarten. 


Pay to play is where this whole thing starts to get fixed.

07/16/2018 - 10:17am All depends on who you are. …

All depends on who you are.  I love PLAYING soccer, but hate watching it.  People watch golf and baseball.  I find those incredibly boring.  I also find it interesting that there's very little actual game action in a football game, yet people obviously watch the hell out of it. 

I agree that scoring goals in soccer is a lot of fun, and more would be better.  However, if you have more you might not celebrate them as much.  It's a fine line.

07/16/2018 - 10:13am Your argument is anecdotal.

Your argument is anecdotal.

07/16/2018 - 9:25am There's a reason his first…

There's a reason his first part was the first part.  It's the most important one.  Hope Solo is right.  Pay to play is the biggest thing holding us back.  I've played my whole life, but never had to experience how expensive it is to play at even a mediocre level until I signed up my 6 year old daughter for travel soccer this summer.  $1600 for a year.  That's way too much money for the majority of the people from whom we generally find our most talented athletes.

06/08/2018 - 12:19pm There, I just negated your…

There, I just negated your negs. 

06/08/2018 - 8:54am The bang after the banging.


The bang after the banging.

05/21/2018 - 1:32pm I prefer Act of Valor for

I prefer Act of Valor for combat movies.  Black Hawk Down is good though.  Much better acting obviously.

05/21/2018 - 1:21pm Well done on the

Well done on the explanation.  Contact was about religion/faith more than science.  I found it incredible.

Another science-ish movie with McConaughey that is incredible is Interstellar.

05/21/2018 - 9:13am Ohh thank you sir.  I was

Ohh thank you sir.  I was hoping someone else in this world didn't care for it like me.  I don't understand the love affair with Pulp Fiction.  Also, Fight Club.  Don't get it.

3 of my favorites are:

The Big Lebowski

Cinderella Man

Under Seige

Those aren't necessarily the 3 best movies ever made in my opinion, but they're 3 movies I wll watch all the way through if they are on TV.

05/10/2018 - 9:06am When I was in the college of

When I was in the college of engineering back in early 2000's there was a program called SGUS (Simultaneous graduate undergraduate study).  If you maintained a 3.6 cumulative GPA as an undergrad you had the opportunity to double count a few classes from undergrad towards you rgrad degree.  If this appeals to you, it can allow you to receive a master's in just 1 additional year.  I believe this is still available.  You'll have to work hard, but it could be worth it.  

By the way, I went this route, but still maintained a social life at UM (certainly less partying than my roommates though).  Had a great group of friends, and we even made it to the finals in independent men A flag football.

03/08/2018 - 2:06pm All of the Belien not liking

All of the Belien not liking calls ones need to be archived.  They can be used for so many things in the future.

03/06/2018 - 3:04pm Logged on just to up vote

Logged on just to up vote you.  

Only been a member for a month and you're already posting stuff like this.  Thumbs up brother.  Welcome to MGoBlog.

02/16/2018 - 8:51am They don't call me crash for

They don't call me crash for nothing.

01/22/2018 - 2:07pm You sound quite knowledgable

You sound quite knowledgable with transmissions.  I'm sure you have more experience with them overall than I do, but there is one thing I have to respond to....

The idea that people up the line pressure to get harder shifts to keep the heat down in order to increase longevity is false in my opinion.  Wet clutches are designed with a certain amount of apply pressure such that the physical discs don't actually touch.  There is a microscopic film of oil between them that transmit the force.  This is achieved by having an exact amount of pressure applied to the discs.  Not enough pressure means they slip, and too much pressure means they touch and you get premature wear.  Wet clutches are designed to last forever theoretically becuase the friction material never touches anything so no material contaminates the fluid.  When you increase supply pressure you are going to actually CAUSE premature wear, not avoid it.

Like I said, I'm not a transmission expert, but I do know that one specific thing about force transferring in a fluid.


To the OP: FCA has never been known for robust transmission designs.

11/03/2017 - 2:05pm I'll toss one your way.  Just

I'll toss one your way.  Just don't try this shit on the Friday before The Game.

09/14/2017 - 9:05am The Rashan Gary scream

The Rashan Gary scream actually scares me a little.  I'm worried he might actually hurt somebody very badly this year on the field.

08/24/2017 - 1:50pm The ones with the gifs

The ones with the gifs

07/21/2017 - 8:32am My goodness that's a lot of

My goodness that's a lot of talent.

05/24/2017 - 11:51am Congratulations.
I just filed


I just filed for divorce a couple weeks ago.  Everyone is celebrating!!

05/23/2017 - 1:47pm Yeah the username is from way

Yeah the username is from way way back joining my very first forum (another motocross forum).  I grew up on two wheels, but you'll never catch me on the street.  The size and speed difference between anything on two wheels vs anything on 4 wheels is WAY too much.

What boggles my mind is how militant the avid cyclists are about the law.  They love to quote the law verbatim to you all the time, but I have never once argued what the law was.  For me it's more about common sense and physics.

05/23/2017 - 1:34pm I got into a big argument

I got into a big argument over on a motocross forum (I grew up racing motocross) about this.  It really sucks to hear this, but I just can't get over how many people risk their lives out on the road with so many distracted drivers.

05/23/2017 - 9:32am I come from a Ford family.

I come from a Ford family.  Several relatives have retired from Ford, and several still work there.  I will always drive Fords.  My favorite Ford I've owned was a 1999 Escort SE manual transmission.


I put 212,000 miles on that car for $2850.  You just can't beat that.

My favorite Ford that I would love to own would be the new Focus RS.

05/09/2017 - 9:46am I've been able to

I've been able to consistently run on an elliptical for 2.5 - 3 miles 6 days a week.  Only way it's possible is with my jailbroken Firestick.  My brain just won't let me run to music, which is also why I don't run outside or on a track.

I also play rec-league soccer 1-2- times a week at Fuller Park.  Can't wait until they open the pool so the women can distract me from my soccer game.

I think nutrition is even more important though.  My doctor has turned me on to avoiding white flour and sugar as much as possible.  So now it's whole grain everything and Costco protein bars.  Chicken, salads, broccoli as much as possible.


Ohh and I don't drink.  Never have.  I hope that's enough to get me to comfortable death in about 70 years.

03/28/2017 - 8:12am (No subject)

03/08/2017 - 8:40am Glasgow at #180 is absolute

Glasgow at #180 is absolute steal.

03/07/2017 - 7:32am Is there anybody on this

Is there anybody on this board named Donny?  Walter has something to say to that man.

11/16/2016 - 2:39pm I've broken my collar bone

I've broken my collar bone twice, and both times I used the figure-8 strap.  I tried the sling on the first break but it was actually painful because my arm/shoulder ended up putting weight on my chest.  The figure-8 strap pulls the weight off the collar bone and also helps to prevent the ever-popular "bump" at the break location.

10/27/2016 - 12:12pm I hate you for this.  Negged.

I hate you for this.  Negged.

10/26/2016 - 11:57am This one is good

This one is good too.


The part I love is seeing the highlights of this year's team and noticing how much effort is put into each play.  I don't think this coaching staff is going to allow us to beat ourselves.

10/26/2016 - 8:22am +1.  My wife loves that song,

+1.  My wife loves that song, and I hate it.  It's not music.  It's haunted house background noise.

10/21/2016 - 4:36pm Joaguin Benoit has said far

Joaguin Benoit has said far worse on the golf course, believe me.  It's true.

10/21/2016 - 1:41pm October 3rd, 2016 at 2:46
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it would be entertaining


to see Finbaum have a stroke on National TV (but make a full recovery, of course)

CANT SWIM?!?! Hell, the fall will probably kill ya

-B. Cassidy

10/21/2016 - 11:00am Hatter,
If there is a hell, I


If there is a hell, I have a one-way ticket there, no doubt, based on my reaction to your post.

10/21/2016 - 7:52am Upvoted him for you.  That

Upvoted him for you.  That song is awful.

10/21/2016 - 7:34am Great video.  Need more.

Great video.  Need more.

10/19/2016 - 8:54am Logged in just to neg OP. You

Logged in just to neg OP. You suck at English dude.

10/14/2016 - 11:14am (No subject)

10/12/2016 - 8:30am Got this from a co-worker:1

Got this from a co-worker:

1 - Buy a house in one of those yuppie sub-divisions with all kinds of stupid rules.

2 - Break every rule I possibly could (e.g. park an old beat up farm tractor on the street, never cut my lawn, put up a non-approved mailbox, etc)

3 - Hire a lawyer to drag all of the disputes out FOREVER in court just to piss off the assholes in the sub-division that actually complained.

4 - Move to another yuppie sub-division, repeat.

10/11/2016 - 5:07pm I think I like the Higdon TD1

I think I like the Higdon TD1 because rather than juke left or right he decides to just carry the ball and a Rutgers player into the endzone at the same time.

10/06/2016 - 1:46pm Did WIlliam Wallace forfeit

Did William Wallace forfeit against impossible odds?

09/30/2016 - 4:49pm Probably BYOC.....bring your

Probably BYOC.....bring your own cooler.

09/30/2016 - 1:40pm When is someone going to

When is someone going to create a video using "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran?  At first it's not exactly what you'd expect out of a hype video, but it has great build-up.

09/16/2016 - 7:33am (No subject)

09/09/2016 - 7:43am (No subject)

09/07/2016 - 7:26am Love that highlight of

Love that highlight of McDoom's hands.  Look out D'Antoni...there may be a new threat down the road.

08/30/2016 - 9:55am +1 to you sir.  Awesome gif.

+1 to you sir.  Awesome gif.

08/11/2016 - 1:45pm I'm voting Bernie

I'm voting Bernie

08/05/2016 - 11:12am (No subject)

08/04/2016 - 8:44am (No subject)