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06/16/2018 - 6:47pm https://youtu.be/RI8RyhCl2c4

https://youtu.be/RI8RyhCl2c4

06/16/2018 - 6:41pm Hopefully Iceland’s local…

Hopefully Iceland’s local commentator, Gummi, was there to call the game in native tongue. His ability to seamlessly throw in witty digs at the other team/country while in a state of uncontrollable, batshit-crazy exuberance, is quite impressive. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/RI8RyhCl2c4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

05/31/2018 - 11:51am There are a LOT of Jalen’s

There are a LOT of Jalens rated amongst the top players in these next couple recruiting classes. Which must be a pretty cool feeling for the original Jalen (Rose).
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03/22/2018 - 10:45pm Michigan faithful, and there
03/18/2018 - 10:39pm Yeah, especially since the

Yeah, especially since the refs kinda fucked over UMBC at the end. K-State got away with what should’ve been a couple off. fouls during the final 2ish minutes, one being absurdly obvious. And they ended up scoring on both those possessions (IIRC), instead of UMBC going to the FT line.

11/17/2017 - 12:46pm Aaand released just today is

Aaand released just today is a publication for what’s apparently “the largest investigation of associations of dog ownership with human health reported to date” — Dog ownership and the risk of cardiovascular disease and death – a nationwide cohort study, Scientific Reports (2017). [ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-16118-6 ], which states...

“One mechanism by which dog ownership could reduce CVD risk and mortality is by alleviating psychosocial stress factors, such as social isolation, depression and loneliness - all reportedly lower in dog owners 3,4,5,34. These factors have been linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular death and all-cause mortality 35,36. Dog ownership has also been associated with elevated parasympathetic and diminished sympathetic nervous system activity 37, lower reactivity to stress, and faster recovery of blood pressure following stressful activity 38.” 

09/03/2017 - 9:58pm Nordin

After hitting those FGs from 50 & 55(!) yards, Quinn Nordin is one guy to be particularly excited about, IMHO. Having a kicker with that kind of range should be a heck of an asset in situations where it's 4th down, yet stuck in that awkward area roughly 25-40 yards from the goal line.

Although the chart here uses NFL data, you can kinda get a sense of likely outcomes based on math and shit.

08/10/2017 - 9:22pm Might well be over $100k had

Might well be over $100k had you just been putting the money in an S&P index fund or whatnot instead.

05/26/2017 - 11:00am The facial expressions by

The facial expressions by Tiki and Tierney are a very logical response to an illogical assertion.

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05/17/2017 - 1:54pm Might be that their

Might be that their president, Jerry, isn't sure he knows what he's doing.

01/05/2017 - 9:56pm Yeah, DFW is a relatively

Yeah, DFW is a relatively undesirable location for a neutral-site game. Ideally you'd want a place where plenty of lodging and nightlife is very close, if not walking distance, to the stadium. Nashville would've been great for this reason, but even more so because it's virtually equidistant from Ann Arbor and Gainesville.

01/05/2017 - 1:46am He was probably diagnosed

He was probably diagnosed with intractable douchbaggery when the physician signed for his birth certificate displaying the name "Grayson"

12/30/2016 - 1:02pm There might be a few

There might be a few explanations
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12/30/2016 - 12:38pm Just in case you ever

Just in case you ever randomly encounter and discuss baseball with Mike Leach...

Mike Leach: Every yuppie with a BMW is a Cubs fan

12/08/2016 - 3:09am This reminds me of a story

This reminds me of a story from several years ago about an implausibly strong kid who could do an iron cross when just 5 months old. Eventually he was figured out to have an extremely rare genetic anomaly which lessens the effect of a molecule that normally restrains muscle growth. His case may even help lead to effective treatments for muscular dystrophy, sarcopenia, etc.

Fortunately for him, the condition isn't known to have any detrimental complications and he gets to enjoy athletically dominating his peers. Fortunately for us (maybe), this kid and his family live near Grand Rapids and are die-hard Michigan fans.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/rare-condition-gives-toddler-super-strengt…

11/30/2016 - 11:24pm The fact that 4/5 of those

The fact that 4/5 of those guys are still on active rosters is pretty damn good. They might not be "killing it," but THJ and Stauskas are both averaging 10-11 pts off the bench, Nik shooting 45% on 3PAs. GRIII recently cracked the Pacers' starting lineup, and Caris is still getting healthy.

Expecting to have players drafted every year and that they'll all be stars in NBA is pie in the sky for fans of basically any college team, even the rent-a-recruit ones.

11/28/2016 - 5:05pm Rich Uncle Delanybags just

Rich Uncle Delanybags just couldn't pass up that Park Place property

11/07/2016 - 1:40am What about both at once?

What about both at once?

11/02/2016 - 8:14pm Makes you wonder what the

Makes you wonder what the ensuing calamity would be like if the Cubs were to lose because of an ultra-fluke occurrence.... Like, if the ball of an otherwise walk-off HR collided with a seagull.

10/25/2016 - 12:06pm This report is a poignant and

This report is a poignant and disconcerting reminder of another despicable occurrence from about a year ago in Idaho. Despite the unfathomable level of racism and cruelty, I don't recall it garnering a lot of media coverage, possibly d/t so much attention on the Baylor transgressions.

Idaho High School Football Players Accused of Raping Disabled Teammate: Lawsuit

10/24/2016 - 2:44pm No kidding man. All them

No kidding man. All them doctors and neuroscientists are just a bunch of nerds who don't know nothing about the real world!!!

10/23/2016 - 7:36am genetic drift

genetic drift

10/20/2016 - 4:10pm Blood of virgins might have

Blood of virgins might have potential, no joke. Just as long as it isn't from a 50-year-old virgin.

There has been ongoing research at Stanford and also Harvard that has demonstrated age-reversing effects of parabiosis. That is, surgically connecting blood vessels between young and old rats. After a while aged musculoskeletal and even neuronal tissues become significantly rejuvenated.
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Might be possible for virgin youngblood to drastically quicken the healing of ligamentous injuries as well.
......Jeremy Clark's looking at you, Wolverine Devotee.

10/20/2016 - 12:25pm Undergraduate ResearchI don't

Undergraduate Research

I don't know how easy it is to get involved in research at Northwestern, but Michigan definitely has a lot to offer (i.e. UROP), while opportunities are probably very limited at ND. Either way, working in research (for credit or pay) can be really good experience for undergrads, especially if studying a life science. It's also a nice resumé builder and they might even get their name published.

Just something to consider and, if need be, a factor you could emphasize as being a very big deal and thus major drawback of ND should she actually like South Bend.

10/18/2016 - 5:01pm Yeah, this is a bit too loud

Yeah, this is a bit too loud for my tastes as well. Damn whippersnappers.

10/18/2016 - 4:21pm Regarding public education,

Regarding public education, it won't be very long until even the K-12 level is dramatically changed by new technologies. The added simulation/immersive effect of this kind of stuff should, eventually, bring the learning capacity of kids to a whole new level. So we're probably gonna seem unprecedentedly dumb in comparison to later generations.

(speaking of Egyptian pyramids)
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10/18/2016 - 2:13pm Was thinking the caddy kid

Was thinking the caddy kid from Happy Gilmore, especially if Gundy were to get himself a bleach job.

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10/13/2016 - 9:06am OTOH, you can paradoxically

OTOH, you can paradoxically theorize that the large nuclear arsenals of industrialized nations prevent mass warfare through a sort of Nash equilibrium. Except there needs to be an absolute foolproof means of tracing the origin of nuclear debris such as if Kim Jong-Cheeks equipped a rogue militant group who then detonated one, there'd only exist Korea since the word south would no longer be needed.

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10/09/2016 - 7:32pm ''We were all intense today,

''We were all intense today, all amped up,'' said Gronkowski..."Tom always brings the ampness to the table.''

Spoken like a true bro.

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10/09/2016 - 12:04am Khalid Hill's 7 total TD's

Khalid Hill's 7 total TD's running the ball make for ~3.25 pts/att.

Seems pretty efficient.

10/06/2016 - 9:41am You can totally sell your

You can totally sell your body for sex. So long as you and your partner(s) don't mind the event being recorded, uploaded online, and publicly viewable for all eternity.

09/17/2016 - 5:28pm No kidding. The Da Vinci Code

No kidding. The Da Vinci Code was just fantastic

09/15/2016 - 6:14pm Yeah....I bought a Michigan

Yeah....I bought a Michigan Football hoodie, but didn't bother to wash it first since it was supposedly "brand new." Ended up giving me a fucking scabies infection.

Also, I'm like 95% sure it was shipped from NJ. So probably some Rutgers fan trying to use his dirtiness as a biological weapon in the imaginative war they've declared against Michigan.

09/01/2016 - 11:19pm Wishing he ain't quit playing

Wishing he ain't quit playing school

08/21/2016 - 8:51am Impaling on the court...and

Impaling on the court...and imPalin' afterwards

08/18/2016 - 6:35pm The notion that there's a big

The notion that there's a big difference between football and track speed is ridiculously misguided, at least when comparing NFL combine results with the time it takes a sprinter to hit 40 yards in a 100m dash.

And that's simply due to the fact that there's no starting gun or whistle used in the combine; players take off on their own accord. However, in an Olympic race, the reaction time for a sprinter to simply initiate movement off the block can add another 0.2ish seconds.

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Taking this into account, Usain Bolt probably runs at least a 4.25 at the NFL combine. You've also got the time it takes the timer guy to begin the timing. So all things considered, it's not inconceivable Bolt could push 4.1s

07/29/2016 - 11:03am Whether or not symptoms

Whether or not symptoms developed, CTE pathology has definitely been found amongst people at very young ages who incurred head injuries playing football. And that includes teenagers. ( https://www.bu.edu/cte/our-research/case-studies/18-year-old/ )

Also, the overall frequency of concussions in gymnastics is piddling compared to football.

07/23/2016 - 11:28pm This

This

07/20/2016 - 12:24pm I sure as shit regret not

I sure as shit regret not being aware of Cliff's Notes before reading The Scarlet Letter in 9th grade

07/19/2016 - 6:24pm In fairness to Bob, he

In fairness to Bob, he evidently doesn't have the EUTM gene. But that's survival of the fittest for ya.

07/19/2016 - 4:55pm Impassioned Advice -For those

Impassioned Advice -

For those in which the thought of going to the gym 3-4 days/wk, running all the time, etc. doesn't conjure a shred of enthusiasm...consider taking up an activity that may well be far more thrilling.

Mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing, kiteboarding, rafting, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding - things of this nature could actually make exercising enjoyable rather than excruciating and/or burdensome.

While not time-conducive, per se, people tend to do this stuff for longer stretches on a given day; i.e.5-6 hours of downhill skiing (small hills + used-to-be landfills excluded) can easily burn off 1500-2000 kcal.

Or just pick up a dozen boxes of that Ally stuff from Walgreens if not concerned over occasional leakage of yellow, nasty-smelling, liquidity poo

07/10/2016 - 11:31am That's very true and

That's very true and underscores the importance of a good QB/OL relationship. Obviously if they're close buddies it helps the QB be less prone to shaking in his boots when he drops back.

Probably a reason NFL teams were dissuaded by the douchiness of Connor Cook.

07/10/2016 - 9:28am You definitely answered part

You definitely answered part of your question. Simply from a financial POV, it's very costly to incarcerate someone and subsequently limit their employment prospects (less income tax collected).

Also, weed doesn't directly damage or change the brain like heroin or crack could (although it might> affect the developing brain during younger ages). If anything, neuronal changes would be more akin to those of many random, learned behaviors/habits.

Hence, if persistently using pot leads to someone getting counseling, it's most likely a coping response and indicator of one or more underlying issues.

In actuality, weed probably does more benefit than harm (for many, not all people). It can help reduce chronic, low-grade inflammation which can be damaging in many ways. Not to mention protective of neuronal degeneration; research has even been published suggesting it mitigates Alzheimer's pathology to some extent.

07/08/2016 - 9:01pm Except the rule isn't simple,

Except the rule isn't simple, at least not for players who might be dealing with chronic pain, yet are also worried about opioid/painkiller dependency. Even worse is the dilemma faced by those with a family history suggestive of an inherent predisposition for addiction.

07/08/2016 - 6:24pm To be fair, some games are

To be fair, some games are actually the polar opposite of mindless. Playing Tetris, for example, can induce the growth of neurons, improve cognition, and literally make your brain thicker. Could also help delay Alzheimer's.....which is pretty much a ticking time bomb with the potential for ugly/widespread epidemiological and emotional and economic implications.

But the Pokemon would not be included

07/06/2016 - 8:04pm Harbaugh probably seems

Harbaugh probably seems wildly insane to people because it's hard to comprehend his competitive drive or rationalize things like smearing a player's blood on his face. But it's part of why he's amongst the best coaches. Now, this is some bizarre stuff.  photo rhoads.0_zpso2oyltyk.gif  photo cyclone_zpsdsp0p6kw.gif

06/29/2016 - 11:34pm Especially with those foot

Especially with those foot injuries. I mean, how the hell does Walton get something so damn easy to prevent like turf toe??????

06/29/2016 - 2:44pm Mostly just been thinking

Mostly just been thinking about what the chances for economic catastrophe within a few years could be, now that we've sunk to the point where presidential campaigning is basically the equivalent of silly, back-and-forth high school drama.

Lindsay Lohan 2020: Make America Fetch Again!!

06/26/2016 - 1:02am Nashville would also be a

Nashville would also be a great place to go for away games

06/26/2016 - 12:58am That Nashville is a city with

That Nashville is a city with an appreciation for progressive thinking, along with historical and cultural values not limited to the 19th century "southern way of life," is further reason why I think Vanderbilt would be a good fit for the B1G (and exponentially better than Rutgers).

Plus the more obvious in that Vandy fits geographically, is an elite school academically, and would carry their weight sports-wise. Although not spectacular, their football program is certainly decent, plus they do very well in basketball and have an elite baseball program.

Nashville also has a large (and growing) population which makes for a sensible media market. Even with millions less than the NYC area, I'd be willing to bet local interest in Vandy sports would otherwise generate many more BTN subscribers than Rutgers after cable bundles are dismantled. Which, FWIW, is an issue that's recently gained more congressional scrutiny d/t an investigation by a US Senate panel (headed by a U-M alumnus, in fact) on the industry being anti-competitive and shitty in general.

Just their overall lack of SECness makes for a seemingly awkward dynamic. Especially when most fans, and quite possibly students/alumni of their conference affiliates, probably have no idea Vanderbilt was named after an actual person, let alone who.

tl;dr: B1G should boot Rutgers, replace with Vandy