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08/14/2018 - 10:28pm I'm with the people saying…

I'm with the people saying just take them to a game.  My son's first game was the Akron squeaker. He was sold from then on so the bar is quite low for some kids.

08/14/2018 - 2:17pm Can we retroactively get…

Can we retroactively get some for the Lions doing it first?

08/14/2018 - 1:04pm Heavy stuff man.  I'm going…

Heavy stuff man.  I'm going through something similar with a woman I'm seeing right now.  I have friends and relatives who are/were alcoholics - some dead, some recovering.  I had no idea what it's like to be around someone who is alcoholic on a regular basis. It seems like a horrible way to live but she's gone and is going through a ton of stuff. I'm not making excuses but you are correct in that if they want booze they will find a way to get it.  She's gets more emotional when she drinks - not that it makes it ok but there is a certain amount of helplessness that I can't help but feel.  But I do worry that at some point her drinking will impair her memory of some things.

08/14/2018 - 10:38am For the most part I agree we…

For the most part I agree we are a forgiving society but sometimes it depends on the transgression, who did it and when it occurred.  I would say we probably have too short of an attention span so sometimes transgressions are forgotten as much as forgiven.

08/10/2018 - 10:21am Comcast/Xfinity did…

Comcast/Xfinity did something similar but more shady to me after I locked in 2 years at a supposed reduced rate.  Actually have the email that shows the lower rate and how it was calculated. Then when my bill came it was much higher...Surprise!  After bitching for weeks they finally just told me the discount I was quoted was a mistake and I was pretty well screwed.  I ended up dropping HBO to keep the bill down and they gave me a credit to account for the one month.  I ended up with 3 months of Showtime for my troubles.  If I had another viable ISP in Grand Rapids I would've dropped them years ago.

As to your situation/question, if you want to use them for net only they charge a premium to do so. I use them for a basic package + net for around $92/mo. It would probably cost me ~$75-80 for net only.

You can try and negotiate a different deal but I'm getting the sense that they aren't doing as much of that anymore given the amount of people dropping TV service.  Never know.

08/10/2018 - 9:40am Remember being there but not…

Remember being there but not appreciating a shutout of osu.  A thing of beauty in retrospect.  Loved the Cooper years.

08/10/2018 - 8:11am Not feeling very clever this…

Not feeling very clever this morning. Had to open up the office early cuz someone has to. Late Summer doldrums got me but I'll be ready by 9/1.

Go Blue!

08/09/2018 - 12:57pm Tariffs. Someone had to take…

Tariffs. Someone had to take the hit. Sorry Berger. s/

#nopolitics

08/09/2018 - 12:56pm I used to get Phil Steele's…

I used to get Phil Steele's CFB preview magazine to help me with a gambling pool. All I really remember in team previews was junk like "this team's OL underperformed last year but all 5 starters return" implying that they would just automatically get better by being older or having another year together ignoring the fact that they may in fact just suck.

Not equating UM's OL with that line of reasoning but it reminded me of it. 

I think they have to get better if nothing more for the trade-off of conflicting Frey/Drevno schemes for just Warinner.

08/09/2018 - 12:49pm Good Lord there are a shit…

Good Lord there are a shit-ton of threads just in the last month. Upvoting/downvoting on bad posts can't come soon enough for flagging purposes.

08/07/2018 - 1:21pm Living in Grand Rapids I…

Living in Grand Rapids I recall that it hit the east side of MI so we ended up fine and went about our merry business. Sorry to those it affected while I was blissfully ignorant and/or drunk.

Speaking of EMPs: Now having just recently read One Second After by William Forstchen I would be scared shitless.  That is one completely plausible and disturbing book but I would still recommend it.

08/07/2018 - 10:51am Or OSU could y'know…

Or OSU could y'know interview McMurphy to find out what he knows already to do the work for them? Unless they don't want to know.

08/07/2018 - 10:46am In the interest of answering…

In the interest of answering your question but furthering unsubstantiated gossip/rumor, someone speculated on one of the innumerable threads lately that it involved an assault of a women's basketball player assuming by a football player. Without going back that's all I remember.

08/06/2018 - 2:02pm Not just you. With you on…

Not just you. With you on that one. MW is awful.

08/03/2018 - 1:55pm Just finished. Solid read…

Just finished. Solid read. Hope for his and St. France's continued success against opponents worthy of playing them.

08/03/2018 - 12:47pm Shame to see him go. Hope he…

Shame to see him go. Hope he does well elsewhere.

Kudos on the Schrodinger's reference. Smartest blog out there (or at least the only one I consistently read).

08/03/2018 - 10:26am Totally joking man.  I miss…

Totally joking man.  I miss the hell out of my kids when they're gone. Since I have split custody I only get them so much and try to make the most of that time. I appreciate what you're saying about when they're gone.  That said after 5 straight days of single parenthood I'm not heartbroken to have a couple of days off.

08/03/2018 - 9:19am Points - accumulating and…

Points - accumulating and negative - are currently out of order. They have worked 2x in the last couple of weeks but went on the fritz last week.

08/03/2018 - 9:15am No sweat man. We're like…

No sweat man. We're like Planet Fitness around here - No Judgement Zone. You have a foot fetish? Cool. Go for it.

08/03/2018 - 9:12am Damn kids.  Sent mine to…

Damn kids.  Sent mine to camp this week and guess I have to pick them up tomorrow.

08/02/2018 - 4:54pm Isn't it time in the news…

Isn't it time in the news story life cycle to switch sides on the hot takes?

I'll try - I agree with Jay here. It's much more important that my team beat their team at a game for bragging rights than to demand that a coach is accountable for all the bad stuff that one of his staff does that he should have known about and taken action.

Did I do that right?

08/02/2018 - 4:03pm Hell yeah! My hometown …

Hell yeah! My hometown (Grand Rapids) so I can load up on the gear.  For those who can't make it here's the link:

http://whitecaps.milbstore.com/store.cfm?dept_id=5286&store_id=158&parentID=5286

08/02/2018 - 3:18pm The same day it does for…

The same day it does for Staee

08/02/2018 - 1:03pm Take the cannolis. Leave the…

Take the cannolis. Leave the country.

08/02/2018 - 12:27pm Take care of yourself Ace…

Take care of yourself Ace and get well soon.

08/02/2018 - 10:45am Was trying to say the same…

Was trying to say the same thing but in a snarkier way and then said screw it. Sometimes simpler is better.  O'Keefe seems like a douche so this bombshell will probably be a dud.

08/02/2018 - 10:29am It's a synonym of kovfefe

It's a synonym of kovfefe

#nopolitics

08/01/2018 - 4:21pm Damn you and your fancy fact…

Damn you and your fancy fact/quote-checking machine

08/01/2018 - 3:21pm True. But the reaction of…

True. But the reaction of the general public and/or national/local media weren't known and still may not be for awhile.  If the story has legs and McMurphy rolls out more damaging info it's a different matter than if everything is out now and the reaction is meh.

08/01/2018 - 2:34pm Nah. Too soon.  Not…

Nah. Too soon.  Not defending him but they haven't had enough time to process if that is the way to go or if they can spin their way out of this.

08/01/2018 - 2:17pm Update:  ESPN just posted now

Update:  ESPN just posted now

08/01/2018 - 1:41pm Good call.  ESPN has nothing…

Good call.  ESPN has nothing on this story on either the front page or their CFB main page. We'll see how long it takes to get on board.

08/01/2018 - 11:20am Changing my mind after…

Changing my mind after reading the Facebook post.  The whole staff will take a mandated sensitivity/domestic violence awareness course. Then Urban will self-impose a one-game suspension on himself for the....(looking at OSU schedule this year)....Oregon St. game and call it a day.

08/01/2018 - 10:43am Fully expect Urban to weasel…

Fully expect Urban to weasel his way out of this one like all the others that have come up in the past

07/30/2018 - 3:42pm Thank you for educating me…

Thank you for educating me on the term "Lamarckian".  Learned at least one thing today.

07/27/2018 - 10:14am The article states that at…

The article states that at least one insurer had liability coverage for "sexual or physical abuse or molestation".  I get that it's in Staee's best (financial) interest to fight it and get them to pay something.  PSU did the same IIIRC. It's just galling to see it happen knowing how badly they handled the abuse allegations and the subsequent actions/inactions.

07/27/2018 - 9:54am Y'know like suing your…

Y'know like suing your insurance carriers to cover your own complete fuck-up.

https://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/07/michigan_state_sues_13_insuran.html

07/27/2018 - 9:39am SSDD.  Nothing new here…

SSDD.  Nothing new here. They did a fine job of circling the wagons and defending the status quo that they operate under. I fully expect that nothing will be learned by anyone there and some day something similar will happen and the cycle will repeat.

07/27/2018 - 8:33am Busting out of work at noon…

Busting out of work at noon.  My Bloody Valentine in Chicago tonight. Cubs-Cards in StL tomorrow. Foo Fighters at Wrigley Sunday.  Boss set up a business trip to Flint at 8AM Monday though so that should be fun.

07/26/2018 - 1:48pm Loved Vada Murray too…

Loved Vada Murray too....until he gave us a noise violation ticket for a house party s/.

Seriously though RIP Vada

07/26/2018 - 1:46pm Steve King was another guy…

Steve King was another guy on the 1993-1996 teams that didn't get much hype. Sadly Steve died of a heart attack 4 years ago. He was the assistant varsity head coach at Evanston (ILL) High.  Only met him a couple of times through mutual acquaintance but he was a genuine solid guy who gave a lot back to his community.

07/26/2018 - 12:52pm 2nd on Ricky Powers. My next…

2nd on Ricky Powers. My next door neighbor in S Quad our freshman year.  Nicest guy in the world.

07/25/2018 - 10:17am Welcome to the 20th century…

Welcome to the 20th century to one of the top "engineering" schools in the country.

07/24/2018 - 3:52pm Honestly this doesn't bother…

Honestly this doesn't bother me that much.  As long as LJ Scott or Glenn Winston is his Uber driver to/from practice every day.

07/24/2018 - 2:45pm That's why she's your ex? I…

That's why she's your ex? I can totally relate.

07/24/2018 - 1:50pm Alas poor Mineral King. I…

Alas poor Mineral King. I hardly knew ye. Fare thee well.

07/24/2018 - 1:48pm Here ya go

 

Here ya go

 

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07/24/2018 - 1:12pm Touche. Nice one.

Touche. Nice one.

07/24/2018 - 9:40am I see that.  Wasn't really…

I see that.  Wasn't really my intent to put them on equal basis. Just seemed like she didn't need to call the cops to enforce the protection order and escalate the situation.  But clearly is a history there otherwise a protection order wouldn't be needed so it could be completely understandable from her perspective if she felt threatened in any way.

07/23/2018 - 12:16pm As a divorced parent with…

As a divorced parent with shared custody I see his side of thinking that it's no big deal dropping his son off. But I don't have a protective order against me because I get along with my ex well to the point where we actually talk regularly and attend functions together. 

If there is anything to be upset about in this it's that his son is now in the middle of this and that is a crappy thing to do to a kid dealing with split households and parents who can't be civil to each other.

Also kudos to unnamed random 247 poster for doing the job that local media in Urbz pocket didn't.