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01/18/2019 - 11:02am  These are great points.  It…

 These are great points.  It is very hard to do anything else when driving around town with a manual.  Two hands are needed for a turn.  I think it makes drivers much more safe. 

The points about not having to worry about thieves and other kids borrowing/ driving the car are also great points.  Even 25-20 years ago, I stopped locking my car in A2.  It was a manual that you had to give gas to when starting.  If someone could hotwire it and drive it off and sell it for anything worth the trouble, good on them, plus I had no concerns about someone trying to steel my tape deck.

I also think manuals are much easier to drive these days, and most cheap rentals in Europe are manuals.  Automatics are getting better mpgs with higher amounts of gears, and are getting faster than manuals with better clutches, and are easier to drive, so I understand why manuals are going to be gone eventually. But always a great decision for kids to learn on.  Also, more control in the snow with down shifting and gear choice selection. 

01/18/2019 - 10:03am Late to the conversation. …

Late to the conversation.  But love this talk.  I will get to do this in 10 years and love to occasionally play the game, "what car would I buy now if I were 16 again".

I haven't owned a Subaru, but have friends that have, and they loved them.  In Colorado, they are bought a lot for the folk that love to travel into the snow in the mountains. 

Not sure if this is sound advice or not, but I paid for a lot of my first car, with some help from my grandparents to get a little nicer car based on how much I saved for it.  Even though it was still a beater, it was my beater car, and I worked hard to keep it in good shape.  Having the kids take ownership of the car will hopefully mean they will make sure to make it last. 

I'd love a follow up on the decision. Kids cars are both the best and worst cars at the same time. 

01/18/2019 - 10:03am Late to the conversation. …

Late to the conversation.  But love this talk.  I will get to do this in 10 years and love to occasionally play the game, "what car would I buy now if I were 16 again".

I haven't owned a Subaru, but have friends that have, and they loved them.  In Colorado, they are bought a lot for the folk that love to travel into the snow in the mountains. 

Not sure if this is sound advice or not, but I paid for a lot of my first car, with some help from my grandparents to get a little nicer car based on how much I saved for it.  Even though it was still a beater, it was my beater car, and I worked hard to keep it in good shape.  Having the kids take ownership of the car will hopefully mean they will make sure to make it last. 

I'd love a follow up on the decision. Kids cars are both the best and worst cars at the same time. 

01/16/2019 - 11:44am I have heard rumblings from…

I have heard rumblings from professors that MSU applications are down considerably, so they are taking students that previously could not have gotten into MSU.  Enrollment will be similar numbers, but there will be a much lower threshold for students who will be enrolled in this year and possibly following years.

 

I'm not sure what Engler said yesterday, but I'm guessing the unfortunate reality is that the MSU board is forced to due something now, because the enrollment issue.  If there were no changes there, I'm not confident he would be forced out.  

01/14/2019 - 3:47pm Completely agree.  I've…

Completely agree.  I've rarely seen them used well, and the flip throw guys always use them rather than using discretion.  A lot of the times, it's way better to have a situation where the best thing to do is make a quick throw in to an open player.  Rarely is a ball thrown inaccurately into the middle of the goal box where the goalie is going to pick it up, the best use of a throw in.

They look cool, but they are mostly a gimmick.

12/08/2018 - 4:39pm I think Michigan is hurt…

I think Michigan is hurt more by the fact that Beilein gets guys to the NBA too quick sometimes. I don’t think we would have won last year, but if the team had DJ Wilson to spot at the five in last years national championship game, along the other playing another 4 that could stretch the floor, then I think it would have been close. Michigan was way overmatched every time wagnor took a break and then got tired. 

Im ok with grabbing and recruiting the guys Beilein is recruiting. Fun teams to watch and easy to root for with no concern about scandal. 

11/30/2018 - 10:11am I didn't attend the games…

I didn't attend the games until 98, but I can believe that 90-97 were just as good.  Especially with two national titles in there.

11/30/2018 - 10:08am The Mid-January takes of …

The Mid-January takes of "Beilein isn't the guy to get us to the next level" takes right before the team would blow up and make an insane run were usually the most consistent takes. 

11/29/2018 - 7:37am Michigan has yet to win the…

Michigan has yet to win the Big Ten East division, let alone the Big Ten.  I don't understand where this confidence in getting to the playoff is.  Path to both the playoff and BIG Championship go through OSU.  Michigan needs to take care of that game.

11/29/2018 - 7:22am I can't complain too much,…

I can't complain too much, as I attended school when Yost was probably it's best (98-03), but I have to admit I'm jealous of the basketball atmosphere.  5 years of Ellerbe coaching left a lot to be desired, and students were all in the second level with the lower level usually empty.  Glad that was fixed and the coaching was obviously fixed as well. 

11/28/2018 - 3:18pm What is this football you…

What is this football you are talking about?

11/28/2018 - 3:16pm I don't want UCF's Schedule…

I don't want UCF's Schedule.  Michigan got rolled in the game, and would be rolled in the playoff if they played the same way they did Saturday.  If Michigan was meant to be in the CFB, then they would have beat OSU this weekend, or beat Notre Dame and lost close to OSU.  They did neither and don't deserve a spot.

Some of my favorite games have been played against Notre Dame.  Non of my favorite games have been played against MAC teams. 

I agree, with your assessment.

11/27/2018 - 3:45pm I took a more pragmatic…

I took a more pragmatic approach with a detailed list of benefits for both winning and losing with a weighted cost for each benefit and I too came to the same conclusion as you did that I too would enjoy us winning this game.

11/21/2018 - 9:44am Hope Michigan gets a chance…

Hope Michigan gets a chance to prove this out in the CFP.

11/19/2018 - 5:08am When I played soccer, when I…

When I played soccer, when I was running down a player I'd grab his wrist and tug as we were going rather than grab his jersey.  Jerseys are way to obvious if you are pulling, but when I tugged on the opposing players arm, this looked like he was pushing back on me as much as my tugging at him.  I never got called for anything.  It was a small thing that'd help me get the ball.  I wasn't coached this, but I am sure there are tons of little tricks like that in the competitive levels to give a player an upper hand. 

 

11/18/2018 - 6:56am Agreed, Division champion…

Agreed, Division champion who doesn't play for the championship is pretty meaningless.  BIG ten champions that were shared in the past, were still BIG ten championships.  The Rose Bowl has always had a large number of different rules in which Champion team got chosen to go, so shared champion had meaning.  

11/05/2018 - 1:10pm Live, he was running up to…

Live, he was running up to the ball, put his arm in the air and moved it.  This appeared to be him calling for a fair catch.  I have rarely seen anyone point at blockers before catching the ball.  I think the motion live looked reasonable to call it. 

11/05/2018 - 1:05pm To be fair to the refs, I…

To be fair to the refs, I thought he was waving for a fair catch from the stands.  His pointing looked like his arm was waving.

10/29/2018 - 11:54am Long shot but looking for a…

Long shot but looking for a single in the east club seat side for Penn State. Love to take all of my sons. Thanks. 

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10/24/2018 - 1:03pm This is good to look ahead,…

This is good to look ahead, but I don't want Michigan to take BYE easy.  I've seen teams drop when playing BYE.  Hopefully that doesn't happen to Michigan and they take it seriously this week. 

10/24/2018 - 1:00pm I didn't even know this was…

I didn't even know this was a thing.  We all saw him go off injured.  Sucks that Michigan players like Rashan and Peppers have to even put up a defense for their sitting due to injury because of other players making decisions. 

It'd be great if he could get back a week or two before OSU, but I would happily take a healthy Gary going into the playoffs if we make it.

10/22/2018 - 7:58am As far as I can tell, all…

As far as I can tell, all teams are scheduled down to the minute.  This was why DB springing a uniform change at the last second was a complete disaster. 

There is no way that MSU was accidentally 15 minutes late.  They absolutely knew what they were doing.  They see it as a no lose situation, as it looks like Michigan players were the ones getting in the way of Spartan "tradition".  The helmets were an intimidation safety thing  This was bush league.  MSU will use the Devin Bush field tear up for the next decade as proof of the disrespect that Michigan has for them. 

The only way to fix the situation is to do what Michigan did on Saturday.  Beat them and do so convincingly.  Michigan needs to do this every year, for the next decade and end this.

10/21/2018 - 7:52pm Yeah, it's crazy that SMU is…

Yeah, it's crazy that SMU is the team that we struggled with the most and come up almost average as everyone else has played them. 

Don Brown's defenses have been so good, I get irrationally mad when the other team gets a first down.  I mean, the other teams should get first downs, I just don't think our defense should ever give them up based on how well they play.

Just need the passing game to hit on all cylinders, and we have a team that should be fully prepared to take on Rutger in 3 weeks (I know I shouldn't be looking ahead, but who can blame me).

10/03/2018 - 2:01pm Harbaugh publicly called out…

Harbaugh publicly called out an incorrect call on Michigan by the refs.

I expect retribution for this from the refs.  This shall not stand.  Michigan should not be able to get away with this kind of humiliation against the refs.  There will be accountability for Michigan with more pass interference calls on balls thrown ten yards out of bounds and whistles swallowed on blatant holds against our D-line. 

10/03/2018 - 1:03pm As is the message, only get…

As is the message, only get frustrated with him during the game, and that is even overblown.  He's cheering on his team, not sitting there yelling at the refs for an hour or doing other things.  I liked the composure of Lloyd Carr during a game, with very little reaction to a good or bad play.  This suits Michigan well, with the expectation to win, and act like you've been there.  NW is not Michigan, and doesn't need to act like Michigan.  I like the play of NW and Pat as their coach.  I also like Scott Frost at Nebraska.  He's going to say stuff I don't like, and make me dislike him, but that is what I love about college football.  I need to both hate and like you as the coach at both times.  It's weird.  

09/25/2018 - 11:51am Yeah, SMU showed that if you…

Yeah, SMU showed that if you stack the box, Michigan can't always run on you so they need to be able to hit over the top.  I think the Nico catch and the Bell catch were the two of best passes and catches I've seen this season.  I still don't have full confidence that the passing game is there yet against elite defenses. Luckily Michigan has time to build on what they have in the next few games.  

09/25/2018 - 11:47am 3.33 yards will leave us at…

3.33 yards will leave us at 4th and inches (3.6"). we need 3.34 yards and a cloud of dust and refs that can place a football properly. On second thought, maybe we don't leave it in the ref's hands. 

08/15/2018 - 10:18am Always wanted a Mini Cooper…

Always wanted a Mini Cooper Classic.  Used to watch them race at Groton raceway during the antique raceday.  in love with them ever since.

https://www.minimania.com/cars4Sale/14622/1973_Morris_1000_Sedan

 

08/13/2018 - 1:31pm As others have stated in…

As others have stated in different parts of this thread (not direct response to you), Brandon was the least qualified from a standpoint of a search firm that found 3 other candidates that were much better suited to take over.  

My opinion is that, without this information, to the public at the time, this was a great hire of someone who could help steady the rough waters of infighting.  Search group had it right from the beginning, but public didn't know. 

08/13/2018 - 10:07am This is the best take.  He's…

This is the best take.  He's probably saying he can ball and just didn't get the chance to prove this.  This could be for a variety of reasons, his health, his throws from the QBs.  I highly doubt the coaching staff didn't want the best players on the field.  His situation didn't give him a chance to show what he can do, not necessarily the coaching staff. 

08/10/2018 - 8:48am sure bud, name one time an…

sure bud, name one time an exceptional defense tied to an average to good offense at Michigan won us a national championship while playing one of the toughest schedules in college. 

Good luck finding a Michigan team that fits that description perfectly.  Double points if you can find that team within the last 21 years. /s

08/07/2018 - 1:20pm Sitting on my Dad's lap…

Sitting on my Dad's lap steering his CJ5 when I was 5 or 6 was a lot of fun.  We've now done this with my kids in his old jeep (now in a parking lot, not on the road. 80s were a different time). 

I let my kids steer when we go apple picking and are driving on a farm.  Hoping they have great memories. 

08/06/2018 - 10:51am I've heard that the offense…

I've heard that the offense is such a well oiled machine that they score on every play, and the defense is so good, they have yet to give up a positive yard. 

 

08/03/2018 - 4:06pm Supply and demand is for…

Supply and demand is for corporations.  The University should not try to max out tuition because of demand.  

08/03/2018 - 10:47am Reschke is a 6th year senior…

Reschke is a 6th year senior who was kicked off the team for racist stuff? How does MSU keep getting these 6 year guys? Didn't know taking a year off for being racist was worth getting a 6th year. 

07/18/2018 - 10:47am With tv money so high and…

With tv money so high and dictating the times and schedule of the games, along with drops in attendance in all sports due to high def 50" plus screens, I really don't understand why the cost of attendance doesn't drop dramatically.  For a long time, Football and Hockey ticket prices were well below demand creating sellouts and crazy atmospheres.  Maybe they are worried people will miss the games because they spent so little on it and wanting people to attend because of sunk cost theory.  I don't know, your situation seems weird. 

07/18/2018 - 10:41am Great practice.  Like a mini…

Great practice.  Like a mini lottery.  You pay for cheap seats and if the good seats are empty you can receive a free upgrade. Not everyone will get upgraded and not everyone needs to take the upgrade, but it seems like a great policy.  If you do get the upgrade and the owner ends up there later, then you go back to your seats no problem.  

07/17/2018 - 2:03pm Great Stuff.  I agree with…

Great Stuff.  I agree with getting students on the floor.  It looks better on TV. It seems more fun of an atmosphere, and hopefully gets more people in the door.  As a parent, and working man, many of the weekday games aren't reasonable for me to get to (plus the prices are way to high for me to take the kids as just a game).  I say get students in love with the experience and in the best seats.  They will create memories (as many of us did at Yost) and come back as alumni to attend games and relive their College glory.  Also reduce the ticket prices for more of these games for families maybe?

07/17/2018 - 9:09am My parents name all their…

My parents name all their cars.  The Isuzu Rodeo growing up was Suzie.  The 1989 pontiac lemans was Joe, because it was he was average "Joe".  Joe got a lot of work with no break downs.  3 boys learning stick and many Michigan Winters.  

07/16/2018 - 2:10pm Pretty sure he is a troll. …

Pretty sure he is a troll.  Other posts talk about how Beilein doesn't develop PGs, which is obviously not true as he has developed a ton. Throwing in his "expert" opinion on what a great PG he is without the college/ NBA team he played for is just something to try to legitimize his troll behavior.  

07/16/2018 - 1:42pm Beilein seems like the type…

Beilein seems like the type of coach to tell his players to let it fly if it's a good look.  Some of his longer twos looked like they had nice touch. I can imagine two to three 3 point attempts in a game with his increased minutes this year.  If he can't hit them at a reasonable rate, they should go.  I just think Beilein is the type of coach to develop and encourage that type of confidence. 

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07/13/2018 - 4:13pm What about the Neg bangs? …

What about the Neg bangs?  Bang me down you bastards.  Let's see if this thing is fully functional. 

07/12/2018 - 3:29pm If I avoid the post, how am…

If I avoid the post, how am I going to complain about it?  Flawed logic. /s

07/11/2018 - 9:58am I also remember earlier in…

I also remember earlier in the season from last year getting frustrated when Duncan would be on the court.  Now he's competing for an NBA spot.  I love when Beilein proves me wrong.  Beginning of the season Senior year Duncan and Irvin are the two I remember being the most wrong about from beginning of year to end of year "this guy needs to be not on the floor" couch evaluations.  

07/11/2018 - 9:49am Many Recruits at the top…

Many Recruits at the top believe they could be in the league now and are only going to college because of the 1 year rule.  In those cases, they are going to look where they can get paid before heading to really get paid.  Ego and confidence are huge at that point, and certain coaches for years stroke that ego.  

Beilein is a very appealing coach to play for, but probably not to the top of the top, who are looking for things Beilein has never done.  For any player that wants to get the the NBA, but might not be there yet, I can't think of a better coach. Anyone in the 50-100 recruiting range you'd think would be banging down the door to get on the team.  Not only has he gotten a lot of guys to the league, he gets them early. Many after sophomore or Junior seasons.  The market for border line NBA talent who plan to play for a few years should be huge. I think the latest class shows that these are his guys, and I expect the results to be huge. 

07/10/2018 - 3:59pm "inside trunk" and "outside…

"inside trunk" and "outside trunk" are great ways to look at it.  For me I need the "inside trunk due to 3 kids and 2 dogs.  Like them all inside.  For the few times I need anything hauled I rent a trailer from uhaul or just have the stuff delivered (have a big pile of mulch on the driveway).  A lot of people in Michigan use their trucks a lot. I just use my "inside trunk" 90% of the time compared to the couple times I need more.  I figured where I live there's more people with usage like mine.  

07/10/2018 - 1:25pm I'm definitely an SUV over a…

I'm definitely an SUV over a truck guy.  I like the fact that my dogs can ride in the back of air conditioned or heated cabin rather than the hot or cold bed.  I also feel like my stuff is secure with tinted windows and locked tailgate and my stuff all stays cleaner.  Once you add a cover to the bed, it makes it harder to get stuff in, and stuff can slide around a lot.  

I've been able to get so much stuff with my hatch and SUVs, too.  I got my front door into my explorer with a kid.  I know a lot of people love their trucks, but I just think the utility of most SUVs is better than having the large truck bed. But that's just my opinion man, and by the popularity of the silverado and F150, one not shared by a lot of folks. 

07/10/2018 - 11:15am If I were to score tickets…

If I were to score tickets for the field, can I bring blankets to sit on for the kids?  They are probably too young, but my oldest (5) really likes black panther (hasn't seen it yet) and I would love to get them on the field. 

07/10/2018 - 11:10am We have 2 SUVs and a…

We have 2 SUVs and a hatchback.  I have three kids now, so had to move to a family hauler.  I have fit a lot of things in my hatchback and SUVs.  The large opening makes it easy to load big items like when I brought mine and my wifes bikes up to Macinac in my Hatch last year.  The 3 row SUV allows me to put three across the middle with a large space for dogs when I need to transport everyone, and kids in the third row for normal driving for more space and more people if need be.  

Just like the utility of the extra wide opening and extra vertical space of the SUV/ Hatch over the standard sedan.