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03/04/2018 - 10:16pm Teske Chant

I don't know if it came through on the broadcast, but there were at least a few "TES-KE!" chants going at the game. The one after this dunk was extremely loud and lasted well into the time out. Well deserved after his game today.

04/20/2017 - 11:34pm Doctor's perspective

I'm a bit late to this party, so this may not be seen. I am not a psychiatrist, but am a physician who has dealt with depression professionally in the past. Your statement about throwing something against the wall to see what sticks is unfortunately not inaccurate. There are a lot of different types of antidepressants and different drugs within those classes. And unfortunately they each take at least 2 weeks before we can see any effect, so it is a slow process and can be very difficult.

As far as marijuana goes, it has mostly been said before. It is very hard to study marijuana for medical purposes because it is still classified as a schedule 1 drug, which is absolutely insane. But you won't find any randomized controlled trials for it. Might it help? Yes, it might. But it could also make it worse. We just don't know right now. Even the evidence for seizures and chronic pain is not great, and primarily anecdotal or just case series. 

Also stated before, there are promising early returns on other drugs in this area, specifically LSD. Those are also early and need more studies, and are probably many years away from actually being approved for clinical use, if it ever is. 

I am sorry for your friend. Depression is just hard. It is hard to treat, hard to be around, and I cannot imagine how hard it is to actually live with. I often get frustrated with my depressed patients, and have to constantly remind myself that it is not their fault, and I try to see it as I would any other disease, but I'll tell you it can be quite frustrating. And again, that is from my side, which does not compare to what they are dealing with. 

TL;DR No one knows right now if it will be helpful or not. Sorry I can't be more help.

03/21/2017 - 8:08pm Hadn't noticed it before, but

Hadn't noticed it before, but DJ gives a pretty great celebration hop on the Wagner gif, right as Mo is jumping up for the layup. 

03/16/2017 - 8:29pm Suprep is one that has

Suprep is one that has sulfates, so it is one of the worse tasting ones, or so I'm told. But it is less volume (most are 4L total), which is a plus. But there are other options, so when you're due for the next one, ask for a different prescription, like NuLytely with flavor packets. Although you may need to check with your insurance, because most insurances have one or two that they prefer. 

03/16/2017 - 8:02pm I've performed colonoscopies

I've performed colonoscopies without sedation, for various reasons, usually because the patient couldn't get anyone to drive them home. Usually it isn't any problem, because the colon does not have pain sensors. But what it does have is stretch receptors, and we are putting air in the colon in order to see, so some gas pains can happen. Also, if there is a tight turn, it may stretch it as we push around that. I always tell them to just keep passing gas throughout whenever they feel they need to. I rarely haven't been able to complete one.

03/16/2017 - 7:58pm Well said, just one quick

Well said, just one quick correction: if you had colonoscopies, you don't need the yearly occult blood cards in-between. If you choose not to have a colonoscopy, you can have yearly blood cards done, with a colonoscopy done if one turns up positive. But if you had a colonoscopy, you are all good and don't need to get the cards in the interim.

03/16/2017 - 7:54pm Well stated. I tell my

Well stated. I tell my patients there are other options, but usually they go with colonoscopy after I tell them the preps are essentially the same and they may need to have a colonoscopy anyway if something is found. Honestly, I'm probably biased and if I'm being truthful I may lead them a bit, but that's because I truly believe it.

03/16/2017 - 7:50pm Colon cancer awareness month

I'm a gastroenterologist; finally, my time to shine! 

Are you 50 or older? Get a colonoscopy.

Has a family member had colon cancer? Get a colonoscopy (probably, depending on ages, more complicated than I'm willing to write here.)

EVERY patient I've done a colonoscopy on has said that the prep is the worst part. It isn't as bad as it used to be, but still can taste pretty bad, as some have sulfates in them. There are flavored versions, but not all insurances cover the flavored ones. The colonoscopy itself is a breeze the vast majority of the time.

09/19/2016 - 10:28am It would be fun to see Morris

It would be fun to see Morris split out wide with this package, then motion into the backfield and pause in shotgun, then motion to the other side of the field. It may not do anything but I just want to see how the defense would align, especially if it was man coverage.

08/31/2016 - 7:16pm 46-10 M

46-10 M

11/26/2015 - 3:03pm Full video of beginning scene

11/01/2015 - 9:38am IIRC RJS was in on Leidner's

IIRC RJS was in on Leidner's TD run. Looked like he collapsed completely on the give. That and then Hill slipping gave up the TD. I could be wrong. Guess we'll see in the UFR.

11/01/2015 - 9:24am The official ESPN had on air

The official ESPN had on air explained that is did not matter if he touched it or not: as long as he did not catch it, it is not a safety. So it really wasn't as close as it looked. That said, I never knew that rule and thought he f'ed up pretty good, and judging by his reaction, he didn't know either. The refs on the field seemed to have it down: they did not hesitate to call a touchback as soon as he was down.

10/29/2015 - 4:09pm Damn it. Make it 45-10.

Damn it. Make it 45-10.

10/29/2015 - 4:06pm 24-10 Michigan FTW

24-10 Michigan FTW

09/09/2015 - 8:16pm 38-6 Michigan

38-6 Michigan

07/23/2013 - 2:40pm Would be less effective with Ohio.

IIRC, Ohio seemed ready for this and had Miller audible at the line. They then proceeded to call a quarterback draw/run from the package, which always seemed to get a first down. I don't know how many times this actually happened; it seems like a lot in hindsight but may have only been a couple times. Typically I love the Okie package but once Miller blew it up a couple times I was changing my tune for that game.

05/03/2013 - 10:02am Not Mars related, but.....

Medical research?

Or terrorize Al Borges?

A Heiko haiku.

03/25/2013 - 11:20am A lot.

See it all the time when people are driving and the defender is matching him, then at the basket the driver will jump straight into the guy and get the foul.

03/25/2013 - 11:18am Completely agree

The offense already has a lot of advantage in basketball. A good slasher type will take it right into a defender and a charge is his only recourse. Sure it may be over called a bit, but personally I like the call a lot.

03/18/2013 - 10:25pm Lots of Dutchmen from South

Lots of Dutchmen from South Dakota, yours truly included. If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much.

03/18/2013 - 7:11pm I don't think they are

I don't think they are anything like Wisconsin in their style of play. They like to play uptempo. As for Wolters' shot, his jump shot does come off a little low, but it hasn't seemed to be an issue, probably because of his quick release, and when he drives his floaters are very difficult to block, even for big men.

03/18/2013 - 12:22pm I went to SDSU for undergrad

I went to SDSU for undergrad and Michigan for grad school and have watched a lot of both teams. Michigan should win easily IMO but they could get in trouble if SDSU gets hot from 3 (probably can say that about most teams, but SDSU has the tools to do it). I see the biggest challenge for Michigan being guarding the 3 off of pick and rolls. Michigan likes the hard hedge and that has a tendency to leave bigs open for 3, which SDSU enjoys, and Wolters loves assisting on. Also, Fiegen, though not a 3 point shooter, has a good 15 foot jump shot which he often gets open for in the same situation.

Wolters will be called on to score a lot and obviously can. He hits shots which look ridiculous like running floaters on top of being a great spot up shooter. He isn't all that quick but at 6' 4" can get those shots off over most anyone. He also protects the ball well and I don't see Burke getting his typical steals on him.

I see Burke and Wolters both scoring a lot but Michigan just out-athleticizing (athleticing? athleting? San Diegoans?) them. But I would not be surprised if SDSU hangs around with them. I was picking SDSU for an upset before they got Michigan and now I have to cheer for both teams, or no team, which is just turrible. Luckily for Michigan this is in Auburn Hills, because Jackrabbit fans travel well and could have turned many sites outside Michigan into a road game for Michigan.