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11/09/2018 - 1:28pm Dead hahaha

Dead hahaha

11/08/2018 - 12:59am Plus they have/had a $6…

Plus they have/had a $6 burger and beer deal until 7 pm...in 2009.

Not sure that’s still around but a great place to enjoy a 3:30 game and be as rowdy as you want while basically having the place to yourself until around 9. 

Also bizarre to see the OP asking this.

In addition to the other suggestions, you can always go to BW3 on State if you want to enjoy what it feels like to watch the game everywhere else in the country. But...why? 

10/31/2018 - 9:10pm Viscosity is key to avoiding…

Viscosity is key to avoiding friction. 

10/31/2018 - 9:07pm Rough. Change her birthday…

Rough. Change her birthday to May?

Nicer weather anyway. Plus she gets two birthdays the first year. 

10/31/2018 - 8:58pm Great point that I left out…

Great point that I left out of my post.

I’ve turned big games/uneventful Saturdays into events at our place that she can invite people over and go big on food, drinks, etc., and she loves to host. Excellent win-win. 

The sad part is when everyone heads to the bar after and I want to watch the night games. But there are worse tragedies than coming back to catch two random PAC teams playing a 48-42 game at 1 AM. 

10/31/2018 - 8:50pm Great problem to have!

Great problem to have!

“This game is better!” is far more preferable than “why are we doing this?”

10/31/2018 - 8:30pm Great topic. Interested to…

Great topic. Interested to read the responses.

1 - 32 with 30-year-old girlfriend. Been together 6ish years. 

2 - All, with exception of major events I can’t control (2018 has been rough - her childhood friend’s wedding on ND evening, international trip with/paid for by her parents on Wisconsin weekend [cant really complain]). She loves AA and likes my Detroit-area social circle so we generally fly in for a game or two per year. The tailgates are her highlight.

3 - Generally super cool. She comes from two Buckeye alum parents who aren’t crazy fans (her mom couldn’t care less) so she understands the intensity of my fandom. Went to a small, private college so she can’t relate directly and her friends refer to my cfb Saturdays as “#sportz” to put things in perspective. I am (in my mind) very accommodating throughout the rest of the year to earn this freedom and I think she recognizes this. I’m not a big NFL guy so I can usually push things to Sunday when necessary.

She’s a part-time fitness instructor when not doing her day job so I’ve bribed her fandom with awesome dry fit M workout gear. For a few hundred bucks a year, she’s always repping the good guys. 

10/30/2018 - 7:24pm Let’s just be clear that as…

Let’s just be clear that as a DC resident, I am still wholeheartedly in favor of them playing on the East coast once a year. 

I mean, I’d be down to drop Rutger for Virginia or UNC (out of ACC they won’t get away with that shit) in a second but this is an easy game to get to, costs $30/ticket, I can watch w my NYC friends, that is basically a home game. 

Somebody’s gotta lose in the Big Ten East, otherwise we talk about how much Indiana sucks. Why not Rutger?

10/30/2018 - 7:20pm BI9

BI9

10/30/2018 - 7:13pm Up, overall. Based on…

Up, overall. Based on expectations:

Offensive line: better (excising ND game - thought we were dead after that game)

Shea: more mobile, less gunslinger than expected. Overall performance about right. MOXIE. 

Higdon: Wow, love the play. Wasn’t high on him but turning into a guy to talk about in 10 years.

DPJ: playing well, throw him the ball more, Shea!

Defense: excellent, better than expected, especially D-line depth. 

Gary: clearly injured but, like Peppers, wish we had more time. 

Bush: Damn, amazing LB and leader. Pretty close to locking up all-time-favorite-M-team-in-my-life status. 

Winovich: knew he was a beast, love him taking over for Gary when out. Not a one trick pony. 

UCHE: Damn. Winovich heir apparent?

Metellus: Favorite safety since mid 00s (sorry more fun than Kovacs/still love Kovacs)

Coaching: clearly improved in many facets on offense and coming together. Wouldn’t trade the D staff for anyone, Bama included. 

Website: I post less and more mainstream dweebs but still better than many give credit. Brian’s writing on point this year. Miss Ace. Seth has become a great analyst (in addition to his biz acumen), and the rest of the gang does a great job with the rest. 

10/30/2018 - 7:00pm Was a DC hire. But yes, huge…

Was a DC hire. But yes, huge impact regardless!

10/30/2018 - 6:31pm Lol what an embarrassment...

Lol what an embarrassment...

10/30/2018 - 6:27pm As someone who has dipped…

As someone who has dipped for 10+ years since junior hockey and ya been trying to stop for a couple years, this is great news. I try to be disciplined but it’s consistently better with less side effects than any other vice I’ve tried. I know it’s bad for me but it’s pleasurable and I’d rather do that than consistently drink or smoke. 

In summary: bad but good to know it could be worse. I’m just glad I’m not a regular automobile user. 

10/26/2018 - 2:49pm Great piece. Really…

Great piece. Really interesting & well-written. Bummer we missed on Jack Hughes but 2/3 ain't bad.

10/24/2018 - 9:37pm Yesssss making this Friday…

Yesssss making this Friday night!!

10/24/2018 - 9:35pm Lots of good threads today…

Lots of good threads today. I never comment anymore. Wish I could upvote. 

10/19/2018 - 1:45pm - Michael Scott

- Michael Scott

10/07/2018 - 9:27am No. It’s looked pretty good…

No. It’s looked pretty good this year. As many have said, the top is never filled because the students cram into the lower levels. 

Today was worse than usual due to rain. The end. 

07/18/2018 - 9:32pm YESS HATE HATE HATE HATE!!!!…

YESS HATE HATE HATE HATE!!!!

I cant stand Draftageddon but it means comment season has commenced so it’s bittersweet. 

LET’S GOOOOOOOO!

06/27/2018 - 8:25pm Pfffft you wrote this at 7…

Pfffft you wrote this at 7:15. You shouldn’t be reading a sports blog if you didn’t want to chance it. 

06/07/2018 - 12:34pm In Don Brown's defense, Sam…

In Don Brown's defense, Sam and Viper are the same spot on the field with different positional/situational roles and strengths/weaknesses.

The Viper has rarely taken the place of a second safety, hence why Brown has prioritized the linebacker-shaped prospects you pointed out (Gay, Reese).

I can't tell if you're trolling or not, but I really hope you get banned asap.

06/07/2018 - 11:30am And Josh Uche. But who cares…

And Josh Uche. But who cares about facts...

06/07/2018 - 10:48am JFC how do I downvote on the…

JFC how do I downvote on the new site?

05/22/2018 - 7:20pm Dammit

This is so frustrating...

05/10/2018 - 11:25am I don't care

I don't care. I never understood "fan interaction" with athletes. Same with movie stars or musicians.

They're people that I don't know. I want to see them do what they're good at: play sports or act or make music.

And from the player's perspective, I wouldn't want to not get paid to say hi to a bunch of strangers I've never met when I already have limited personal time. Leave the players alone.

05/05/2018 - 1:43am I root for anything Pujols.

How can you not root for someone named poo holes?

04/26/2018 - 3:50pm It's hard...

It's hard to separate actual coaching ability (talent identification, player development, game planning and in-game adjustments) from other program-building activities (recruiting, publicity, donor/alum relationships) from bottom-line results (winning games, championships, and NBA draft picks).

Program building often comes with inherent historical or program advantages/disadvantages. Bottom-line results often means all of the shadiness involved in dirty recruiting, shoe company relationships, and looking past player misconduct, be it criminal or just immoral.

I'll take Beilein and Jay Wright in the first category. I'm sure there are a solid number that could fit in here from mid-major and low-major programs.

It's hard to argue with Calipari, Self and K in the latter. Izzo used to be in the middle category for me but now falls more into this category the more that comes out about how he let a lot of his guys get away with pretty much anything.

04/19/2018 - 12:32pm LOL

LOL whatever Crowell.

There's a lot people haven't seen State coaches do in Dantonio's tenure.

04/02/2018 - 8:11pm Dayenu!

Day day dayenu!

Just went to my second-ever Passover Seder on Friday night. Sang that song!

Great, great post!

03/29/2018 - 12:50pm Wow

Wow, I didn't even make it to the end. This has to be some sort of mind-fuck troll, no? Let's review:

  • Post an 11W article
  • Agrees with conference pride
  • Would encourage M fans to not root against OSU(!)
  • Has tough time rooting against Duke
  • Would root for MSU(!!)
  • DEFENDS MSU(!!!)
  • DEFENDS RCMB(!!!!/head asplode)

If you're looking for a template for downvotes, here it is, people! ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?!?!

03/29/2018 - 12:44pm I appreciate

I appreciate you posting this because it is one of his best pieces, up there with his treatise on fall weddings.

BUT - but but but - conference loyalty is lame in the playoffs. During the regular season, whatever, it helps SOS. Playoffs? No way - I root for rivals to lose as early and painfully as possible. End of story.

03/25/2018 - 11:41pm DrMantisToboggan getting new brother

nm

03/23/2018 - 4:49pm MOARER

MOARER, morans.

/not a critique of your comment. loved it.

03/20/2018 - 1:41pm WTF

WTF...man those are some terrible hockey suggestions. Normally we're generally on the same page about hockey but if you implement those rules, that's not hockey anymore.

If your entire motive is to create more goals at any cost, you might as well remove checking, make the puck smaller, go totally crazy on goalie equipment (get rid of goalie glovehands, make their blocker the size of the back of their hand, give them a smaller version of football goalpost pads as leg pads), outlaw butterfly-style goaltending by making it a penalty to be on their knees longer than a second, make it a goal if only part of the puck crosses the goalline...

At that point, what sport are we playing again?

03/17/2018 - 1:45am As an amphibian

He can work in slime and etc. etc.

03/17/2018 - 1:43am Yay. Mcnamara something something McNown.

Etc. Etc.

03/14/2018 - 7:09pm I may not be lead

I may not be lead complainer about Draftageddon but I love these. This was an excellent post.

Hilarious, informing, Michigan-related. Nice job.

My team: Webber, Stauskas, McGary, GRIII

DUNK CITY plus Stauskas & Webber as combo guards

Edit: Best comment to Seth - "Amazing how many of these guys are already in the game?"

03/09/2018 - 11:12am Kind of a dumb premise.

I get it but kind of a useless article. Basically, I'm reading this as "Rather than be really close for some teams and kinda far for other teams, we use geometry and geography to recommend locations that are a pain in the ass for almost everyone in the conference."

The only one that sort of makes sense is the ACC. Nobody would think it would make sense for the BE to play in Columbus. Not to mention for the Big Ten, Chicago gets the tournament 2 out of the next 3 years and it has been located there 9 times already (second most to Indy at 10).

03/08/2018 - 10:03am ???

I don't understand your point. They sent over half (re: most) of the revenue to member schools.

The first expense line item is championships, followed by "programs", followed by management/general (re: employees).

Are you arguing or agreeing wtih me?

03/08/2018 - 9:49am JFC

It gives most of it to its members. The rest it spends on the non-revenue tournaments and salaries for employees.

12/24/2017 - 1:16pm Pretty sweet

Good work.

11/17/2017 - 10:55am LOL

Yes, I make sports blogs sound stupid.

11/16/2017 - 1:10pm Wow

Wow. I tossed out three options and didn't get any of them correct. I've just impressed myself.

11/16/2017 - 12:58pm Good for Harbaugh

Good for Harbaugh but the thing that sticks out to me is how stupid so many of those players sound. At least Brady didn't sound like a fucking idiot. What Goodell makes doesn't have any impact on the players (short of him being the commissioner) and I get annoyed with sports journalists for perpetuating some of this stuff.

The Commissioner works for the owners, not the players. The players would take $50m if they could get it, too.

11/16/2017 - 12:08am Is this better, worse, or simply different than the D league?

Honest question.

11/13/2017 - 2:58pm Still too optimistic

Another pessimist might call it a two-thirds-empty stadium (at best).

I would have called it "living in Orlando", which is the least optimistic way I can think to put it.

11/07/2017 - 1:18am Weber

Weber. Just wish he had a chance to play with Jake Ruddock.

10/06/2017 - 11:27am No

No, just a few people here and there. Not sure how one poster with 97 points turned into everyone.

10/05/2017 - 6:45pm Hahaha

Hahaha didn't even realize I wrote it that way.

Correction: he tugs at the leg of them when he wears them.

10/05/2017 - 6:41pm Is he related to...

Is he related to Cyndee Summers?