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01/17/2019 - 12:17pm A few folks like to modify…

A few folks like to modify them for off-roading purposes.  But they are just well-made vehicles.  Word from an insider was that they stopped making them in part because dealerships couldn't make money on repairs.  The product was just too good.

01/17/2019 - 11:37am You can't do any better than…

You can't do any better than an unmodified (no lifts) late 90's Jeep Cherokee with a manual transmission.  The trick is finding them.  Learned to drive on one, very reliable.  Repairs are easy and accessible if you like doing your own.  Great visibility.  Easy to steal though.  (pop out the ignition cylinder and use a straight screwdriver to crank and you're on your way (thus the manual transmission)).

01/15/2019 - 3:48pm If you had written this all…

If you had written this all in capital letters, it would have come across as having been shouted.  My brain is having a hard time grasping what you're trying to do with emboldened letters.  Going for a booming James Earl Jones perhaps? 

01/15/2019 - 3:44pm I was at the DMV outside…

I was at the DMV outside Cincinnati and had a wonderful discussion with someone working there about the football teams a few years ago when she saw that I was moving from Michigan.  As I was leaving, she tossed out an "O-H."  The silence that followed bordered on the holy.  It was perfect to slip in a quiet "n-o."

01/15/2019 - 3:40pm Nice to see the Kansas v…

Nice to see the Kansas / California rivalry heating up! 

01/15/2019 - 2:05pm Yes.

Yes.

01/15/2019 - 10:28am Do they still have a 7…

Do they still have a 7-footer who can hit half-court threes?

01/14/2019 - 1:38pm But you've got to go local…

But you've got to go local.  And I think the market had already been saturated with Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.

01/14/2019 - 1:23pm Worked before when they…

Worked before when they brought in Gretzky.

01/14/2019 - 1:03pm I love Mickey, precisely for…

I love Mickey, precisely for the "Look out!"  "Here we go!" which I feel is kind of what they're trying to bring in with some of the celebrities.  But that's exactly why I suggested that it be left to the former hockey guys.  Generally, it comes before what is actually going to happen and you're not let down when you see a big hit or the gloves drop.  Most of the time, the celeb guys/gals are just being fans in the booth and don't add anything.  so, in that sense, my just another flavor comment could be better phrased.  as an aside, plenty of respect for ken daniels, but I still like listening to dave strader broadcasts.

01/14/2019 - 12:04pm Yeah... not a huge fan.  I…

Yeah... not a huge fan.  I recall Marshall Mathers having a rough go of it at a football game once.

01/14/2019 - 12:02pm Just a different flavor of…

Just a different flavor of Mickey Redmond.  Leave it to the hockey guys imo.

01/11/2019 - 9:59pm Squeaky bum time is the…

Squeaky bum time is the soccer term for it.

01/11/2019 - 8:38am What's a post-bang?  Sounds…

What's a post-bang?  Sounds like something I did in a Dodge Omni...

01/08/2019 - 1:26pm Three replies before this…

Three replies before this post is almost tragic.

01/08/2019 - 7:47am This is the heralding of…

This is the heralding of next year's good fortunes!  NC, here we come!

01/07/2019 - 2:14pm (No subject)

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01/05/2019 - 4:52pm ND goalie cheating across…

ND goalie cheating across his crease on that second goal.

01/05/2019 - 4:51pm Hahahaha.... 1-0 blue from…

Hahahaha.... 1-0 blue from inside our own zone.

01/05/2019 - 4:47pm Ugh... Pasta-chov brothers? …

Ugh... Pasta-chov brothers?  Ffs nbc.

01/03/2019 - 2:24pm Matte finish or glossy on…

Matte finish or glossy on the helmets?

01/03/2019 - 10:05am I hear Rich Rodriguez has a…

I hear Rich Rodriguez has a killer offense.

12/24/2018 - 3:13pm Tennessee

Tennessee

12/21/2018 - 1:18pm F* you Jobu.  I do it myself.

F* you Jobu.  I do it myself.

12/20/2018 - 11:21am This would make particular…

This would make particular sense seeing as there is no competitive league with a better pipeline to the pros than college football, although it would certainly create the possibility of the formation of such leagues.

12/20/2018 - 11:02am We're not talking about…

We're not talking about college hockey yet.

12/20/2018 - 10:57am This is NOT the existential…

This is NOT the existential crisis you guys are making it out to be.  Players sitting out of a bowl game to get ready for the NFL is not a problem that the NCAA needs to worry about.  Such decisions will likely impact only a handful of teams and, "Alex: ... a total of maybe a few dozen players....'  Michigan happens to be one of those teams.  C'est la vie.  If the old guard wants to grumble about the team, so be it, that's also life.

But let's be honest, does the fact that Gary, Bush, and Higdon aren't playing really diminish your interest in the Peach Bowl?  Or is it perhaps yet another manifestation of the BPONE?  Personally, yet another matchup with Florida and the shellacking we took in Columbus have had a greater effect upon my interest in bowl season than any player leaving.  I'd have to care more about the game before I cared about our chances of winning it.  The fact that some are presuming that we'll lose based upon the loss of some of our draft-eligible talent is peak BPONE.  I'm not going to ascribe moral or ethical failure to a kid who is trying to set up their future.  I wouldn't make that choice myself, but I also don't have the possibility of an immediate payday before me either.  

So let the NFL guys do what they're going to do and let the rest of the team enjoy the bowl game.  Most of them will be "graduating with a degree in something other than football" anyway. 

 

 

12/09/2018 - 10:25pm I'm here for the, "Good luck…

I'm here for the, "Good luck, young man" posts.

12/07/2018 - 2:28pm Funny.  I hear that Oakland…

Funny.  I hear that Oakland is still in play.

12/06/2018 - 5:10pm Less than football during…

Less than football during the first half of the hockey season, otherwise, about the same.  More than basketball. 

12/05/2018 - 1:55pm Here's your fix.  Tell me if…

Here's your fix.  Tell me if you've heard it before...

Eliminate divisions.

Eliminate conference championship game.

Institute rotating schedule in which every team plays every other team over the course of three years.

Rather than archaic standards that attempt to account for every possible iteration at the end of the year to determine the champion, form a committee composed of member representatives that select which team is the conference's best team that year. 

Crown them champ and bless them with the CFP's forthcoming auto-bid.

12/05/2018 - 9:31am Tell him that "Oakland is…

Tell him that "Oakland is still in play."

12/05/2018 - 9:28am Fall guy in place?

Fall guy in place?

12/02/2018 - 9:44pm Well, fuck.

Well, fuck.

11/30/2018 - 1:44pm Tear-soaked letter from…

My letter of apology on behalf of MGoBoard to OP

Dear OP,

I get it.  You're right.  I can't let these feelings of brokenness and betrayal cast a dark cloud over this new relationship that is so full of life and joy, this love affair with a winning basketball program. 

That said, could you maybe, just possibly, be kind enough to allow me to struggle my broken way through the grieving process?  I know it shouldn't hurt.  I mean, it was six whole days ago that my hopes and dreams were wrenched still beating from my chest and laid bare for the nation to see, reminding me that the love and joy that take from that relationship was so fragile that it could be utterly destroyed in the space of an hour.  I mean, sure.  It was a bumpy start.  But wow did we turn it around!  I was so convinced that this time, this one... it was... it was THE ONE!  You know?  

But I'll make it through, I promise.  Stiff upper lip and all.  But you should know that there is some real pain here.  And that takes time to work through, especially if you don't want the toxicity from these wounds to manifest itself unaddressed and magnified at the worst possible moment in the future, hellbent on sucking the life out of whatever joy I might find in his new, shiny, perfect, wholly fulfilling relationship.... that just so happens to remind me of another shiny, perfect, wholly fulfilling relationship... 

Surely this time will be different?  Basketball, you won't betray me or crush my soul like football did will you?  Will you? 

I'll get through it OP.  I promise.  Just give me time.*

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*or you could just piss off with your sanctimony.  that'd be cool too.

11/29/2018 - 7:15pm My wife just tossed by ratty…

My wife just tossed by ratty Michigan Union Bookstore employee T-shirt circa summer 1998.  Yellow, faded blue lettering.  All because I replaced it with a KFATA shirt.  And because I still insisted on wearing the old one out in public to embarrass her.

11/28/2018 - 4:55pm You could always thread-jack…

You could always thread-jack the first comment so that your important thought will stay displayed in the first 50 comments. 

Not that I'd know anything about that... 

I did hear that Gary declared for the draft.

11/26/2018 - 11:39am My emotions don't care about…

My emotions don't care about facts yet.  (upvoting anyway)

11/26/2018 - 11:37am Or... to take the religion…

Or... to take the religion thing a step further (Brian started it!), it's time to downgrade football from its place of idol status.

11/26/2018 - 11:35am This is not how I am…

This is not how I am supposed to feel today.  This is how my OSU-loving extended family members are supposed to feel.

 

11/23/2018 - 3:04pm 42 - 0. 

42 - 0. 

11/23/2018 - 12:05pm 42 - 0.  Michigan not only…

42 - 0.  Michigan not only crushes the buckeyes, it exorcises the last 20 miserable years' results.  No longer are we discussing a period of bad results, but the ushering in of a new era of UM dominance.  Every discussion about multiple wins is retorted with, yeah, but you got shut out in the Shoe. 

11/23/2018 - 9:40am HAIL.

HAIL.

11/20/2018 - 9:05pm No.  SHUT OUT OHIO.  That…

No.  SHUT OUT OHIO.  That will guarantee our spot in the CFP.

11/20/2018 - 3:06pm In the old days, you'd serve…

In the old days, you'd serve the cops dinner before they took you away.

11/20/2018 - 2:58pm That would be your State,…

In Michigan, we have LEIN and OTIS, Jake.

11/20/2018 - 2:56pm They didn't let her turn…

They didn't let her turn herself in?  That's cold.  But not as cold as if they had arrested her tomorrow at the end of the day.

11/20/2018 - 1:32pm JoePa Knew

Dantonio Knew

JoePa Knew

Dantonio Knew

Urban Knew

11/19/2018 - 11:32pm Can't wait.gif

Can't wait.gif

11/19/2018 - 12:17pm I'm not talking to you…

I'm not talking to you players.  You guys have your own motivations.