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07/26/2018 - 11:30am Excellent observation!

Excellent observation!

07/26/2018 - 11:26am Bernie Leggette! Yeah, I;m…

Bernie Leggette! Yeah, I;m old! All purpose FB: Road grader and dependable smasher. 

06/14/2018 - 1:39pm Uh, point was, these were…

Uh, point was, these were combat troops that are reference here. Also, check out Patton's all black 721st Black Tank Battalion who were critical in liberating The Bulge. 

05/01/2018 - 4:05pm Tale of two days in one

Sparty this last year. Had maybe our best tailgate and met up with friends, family and fellow alums from years past. Tons of great food (The Hacker Bros. Tailgate, represent!!), weather and even some playful comraderie with some stray Spartinas. 

Alas...kickoff; shitty play; typhoon; shitty play and walking to the garage across from the MLB from the stadium with trench foot being mocked mercilessly (and deservedly) by drunk adolescent Spartinos. All...the way...back.

05/01/2018 - 12:35pm Tale of two days in one

Sparty this last year. Had maybe our best tailgate and met up with friends, family and fellow alums from years past. Tons of great food (The Hacker Bros. Tailgate, represent!!), weather and even some playfull comraderie with some stray Spartinas. 

Alas...kickoff; shitty play; typhoon; shitty play and walking to the garage across from the MLB from the stadium with trench foot being mocked mercilessly (and deservedly) by drunk adolescent Spartinos. All...the way...back.

05/01/2018 - 12:35pm Tale of two days in one

Sparty this last year. Had maybe our best tailgate and met up with friends, family and fellow alums from years past. Tons of great food (The Hacker Bros. Tailgate, represent!!), weather and even some playfull comraderie with some stray Spartinas. 

Alas...kickoff; shitty play; typhoon; shitty play and walking to the garage across from the MLB from the stadium with trench foot being mocked mercilessly (and deservedly) by drunk adolescent Spartinos. All...the way...back.

04/23/2018 - 2:01pm Agreed

Instant good feels upon viewing. Fuck Notre Dame. 

03/20/2018 - 10:42am Thought is was an Onion headline

Sadly.

03/19/2018 - 12:46pm Team was fun to watch

Sucha a sparkplug. Gritty and graceful at the same time. Love her chemistry with Thome and Hallie Brown. Just not enough to overcome Baylor's titans - but augurs well with Deja Church and Co. in the future. GO BLUE!

03/04/2018 - 3:45pm I hate a lot of players

Hate has no color. 

03/04/2018 - 3:45pm I hate a lot of players

Hate has no color. 

02/25/2018 - 9:21pm Entry Single Malt

Lowland Scots Whisky is probably a good start. Auchentoshan. A milder Highland is Glenmorangie 10 YO or Oban.  If you think you need more bite, step up to Speyside whiskys: You also cannot go wrong with some of the standard aged Speysides like Glenlivets or Glenfiddichs for (early casking) as entry drugs with some standard classic Scots Whisky taste.

Don't let people tell you blends can't be good, especially Johnnie Walker Black or Blue or Chivas. Depends on what you're looking for from the evening/meal. 

MacCallan is my favorite, but all the above suit the bill. Try it neat, wtih a splash of quality water. Slainte!

 

 

02/08/2018 - 5:43pm Egad

That was a painful scroll...

01/23/2018 - 12:00pm The whole "academic standards..."

Yes, good school and I will take other's words for it that their admittance standards are notably higher than most: That said, they are rarely out of the 15 in annual recruiting along with those that would let convicted murders on campus so I don't buy that. 

Also, screw them. 

01/18/2018 - 4:32pm Sparty...

...at home...two-deep intact. I'm not feelin optimistic. Then again, even when we're good - and I have no idea if we will be or not given recent happenings - I'm not Mr. Brightside.

01/18/2018 - 4:25pm Looks like Looney's

Thanks, MGoBlog Boardists!

01/17/2018 - 3:17pm She's tough

Better than sugary concoctions like Kool Aid? Maybe? Keeps her quiet. 

01/17/2018 - 3:03pm I don't judge

Free country, man. 

01/17/2018 - 2:53pm Not Wolverine vetted

Smartass.

01/17/2018 - 1:51pm "Kelly is an asshole..."

...and...scene. That's all well and good but I will not give that guy or school credit for doing the right thing. It's the right thing.

01/17/2018 - 1:28pm No such thing...

...as credit for Notre Dame.

12/21/2017 - 12:45pm To Hell!

Ad infitum.

12/07/2017 - 10:44am This has been under reported

Thinking, form fitting Woodson jersey would work.

12/07/2017 - 10:41am Sarah Spain...

...so hot..I approve.

11/17/2017 - 11:38am UTL I

I skipped out on my sister in law's wedding for UTL I. We had planned the tailgate and weekend 2 years in advance and when my SIL planned her wedding she floated that date of the game and the weekend after in Minnesota. To boot, our daughter was 10 months old and the first time the whole family would see her. 

My wife said "Do what you need to do, but Gladstone will not be there the night of the Notre Dame-Michigan game." My mother and father in law both came out a couple months earlier to visit us in DC and tried to guilt me into it. "We'd love to see you there..." I didn't think twice about it. Best part is that sister in law is my wife's least favorite sister so I don't get any grief. 

No regrets as that was one of the best days of my life. 

 

 

11/07/2017 - 11:16am "They"

Please expand. Karan and his mom? 

11/07/2017 - 9:02am Downvotes?

Who does that shit?

11/02/2017 - 10:15am Though Onwenu would have graded better

Shocked at the JBB metrics! I'll take that. All of that. 

10/02/2017 - 5:32pm Stop draggin my heart around

Technically a duet with Nicks, but I think the it's his best and he wrote it. 

09/07/2017 - 2:16pm Said it before, say it again

You are a great American! Go Blue!

08/29/2017 - 1:32pm And...

08/28/2017 - 2:25pm Which is saying something

Mountaineers!

08/17/2017 - 1:35pm One up vote

Does not do this justice!

07/26/2017 - 10:41am Happy he is not guilty

Happier that it appears he didn't do it and she is okay. 

07/26/2017 - 10:40am I just fell off my chair

...at work.

06/01/2017 - 1:09pm No love for MD or Spartina....

...but, that 2014 team was one of the best B1G teams ever assembled. The bookends around it were surely a product of Michigan being down, but not wholly. I think it's more the chip on the shoulder stratagem only works for so long. 

06/01/2017 - 1:05pm How did Franklin get on that battle list?

Srsly. 

06/01/2017 - 1:03pm Sopranos, The Shield, Breaking Bad, the Wire...

...prepped the ground for these shows in showing networks and film companies the small screen could be as viable storytelling device as the movies by granting more artistic license and less parameters. 

06/01/2017 - 12:58pm Paced anxiety

The season was a slow burn with few fireworks moments. I don't mind that because of the excellent pacing that always created tension even when it was a red herring. This would be a difficult season to introduce new watchers to the show, but as fanboy from day 1, this season's cat and mouse games were well balanced with deep personality dives. 

Like Breaking Bad (and unlike Lost), details are not wasted from past storylines. The crescendo was a bit of a wash, but it's the long game with the show. I find it riveting whether they are assassinating a past traitor or if their brat kids are unprepared for life and the truth about their origins. Oleg's return to the USSR kept humming with some greater reveal but also kept us focused on the stark contrasts between Soviet Russia and the States as an undertone for the entire show. 

Paige is a necessary bummer, IMHO. She's the best expression of teen angst and hating her means she did her job as a plot device.  

04/27/2017 - 12:22pm Wiki wiki wha??

Daniel Kanell is a former ESPN analyst and former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League and Arena Football League, and former ESPN personality. Wikipedia

03/31/2017 - 6:08pm Fitting tribute

Thanks!

03/28/2017 - 11:22am Michigan Replay

Even though my older brother went to Michigan, I had no identity with the school because he was a hippie who spent most of his time in the Arb. I was a young football fanatic and was sick of waiting for the NFL pregames and the Lions' game at 1:00. So, I started watching Michigan Replay on Sunday Morning between cartoons and came to think of Bo as a grandfather-like figure who I could watch football replays with over Eggos. 

That fed my love of both football and the university as I finally went to the BIg House as a Jr. in high school. I was major-league stressed about getting in and when I did I was already a rabid blue blood. 

03/21/2017 - 1:40pm Rotisserie

I hunt and cook duck and have prepared all the ways other posters have mentioned. Very hard to traditionally direct grill a duck because of the thick fat layer. Breaking it down; taking the skin off and brining it is one way, but it loses its daffiness without that delicous breast fat.

Best ways? Brine; truss and rotisserie at medium-high heat with a drip pan fillled with par cooked potato slices that absorb the duck drippings.

Or, my second favorite way is to dress the duck; break it down without fat and stir fry to be put into duck egg rolls!
 

Happy eatin!

03/13/2017 - 1:54pm Went to First round and Semis

Saw a lot of tall dudes with the kind of alumni gear not accessible to us normal grads...was super cool to see Verizon Center cacophanous with the "Victors."

02/25/2017 - 8:22pm I dunno

As a black guy, I know that's the low hanging fruit when there is conflict with differing ethnic backgrounds. The "go to" as it were. Still, I can differentiate between a committed white supremicist and a simpleton who, in a fit of rage ,brings out the big gun as the WMD. I can be perfectly objective and see this incident without overreacting or banishing Reschke to the David Duke fanclub. 

But, what is surprising, is the "but, oversensitivity" camp on the thread. As if more evidence is needed to give the hurling of the slur more validation. Also, the pained examination of PC culture or campus attitudes as the real culprit here makes me wonder why some need unpack beyond the use of the language. As much as I think this incident doesn't conclusively make him a racist, I am also firm in the belief that the disptued political/social peripheral issues should not be used to soften the consequences.

PS

Also, the "well black people use the word" is a false equivalence. that does not take into account the tortured reappropriating of the word. And, he wasn't quoting Biggie in this exchange.  

02/25/2017 - 8:09pm Right on

Also, it takes too much oxygen from larger race dilemmas. 

02/25/2017 - 8:05pm Contracts; limited rosters..

Pro ball 

02/25/2017 - 8:01pm Words do have weight

And when used within whatever context, carry different outcomes. 

02/25/2017 - 8:00pm Easy said

When not directed at you. 

02/23/2017 - 9:48am Sad emoji

Very sad emoji