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06/21/2018 - 1:57pm Two Hearted is great, so I…

Two Hearted is great, so I cannot argue with that. Mostly I drink what I brew - I currently have American Wheat, Belgian Blond, Double-Rye Double-IPA, Oatmeal Stout and Koyt on tap. 

06/15/2018 - 11:52am Gotta get rid of the buckeye…

Gotta get rid of the buckeye blight on the east coast. 

06/14/2018 - 12:59pm The Saudis got dispatched…

The Saudis got dispatched with authority. Not very kind, Russia. 

06/14/2018 - 12:05pm Nine wins for Kentucky or…

Nine wins for Kentucky or IBM seems like a stretch considering this isn't basketball or computer chess. 

06/13/2018 - 11:49am The old layout was much…

The old layout was much better, IMO. It was much more compact - requiring less scrolling. I also liked the blue background. 

For functionality, I liked seeing the voting for posts (upvotes and downvotes) versus the total as seen now. 

06/13/2018 - 9:40am MGoBlog HD. That app was…

MGoBlog HD. That app was sharp. 

06/07/2018 - 3:36pm I love Winter... I live in…

I love Winter... I live in Tampa. 

06/07/2018 - 3:25pm I didn't read anywhere that…

I didn't read anywhere that they said there was life - just elements associated with it such as organic materials and methane gas. 

The search for life outside Earth focuses on the building blocks of life as we know it, which includes organic compounds and molecules -- although these can exist without life.

06/07/2018 - 8:01am This is true with respect to…

This is true with respect to the way some people offer criticism, however, with any new launch or change, the proprietor (either directly or indirectly) invites commentary and constructive feedback on the change. Change for the sake of change is crap. I think Brian, et. al. are trying to improve their site and it's good for us as a community to offer feedback. 

BTW Seth mentioned on Reddit that the reason for the mobile app going away is how it retrieved data. That process put a major demand on the servers and frequently crashed the site during high-traffic times. It seems like a technical fix that can be done and we could get the app back with enough end-user demand. 

06/01/2018 - 5:38pm HemlockPhilospher on Discord

HemlockPhilospher on Discord

05/31/2018 - 8:50am Looks like a promising season

Looks like a promising season ahead. One or two non-conference losses (ACC/Nova will be tough, but winnable) at most. Big Ten road games are always a cluster-f, so maybe a few losses there (@MSU, friggin Kohl, @IU and @MD are the toughest). With that in mind, I think this team goes into March strong and notches a 1 or 2 seed at 28-5. 

05/31/2018 - 8:17am 12-2. Early loss @ND and then

12-2. Early loss @ND and then an odd one to NW. B1G Champ win, but snubbed from the Playoff. Win in a NY6 bowl game. 

05/30/2018 - 2:35pm No defense for it

Sorry, Section 1, I don't think there is much to defend with Brandon. He is one of those "brand-leveraging" types that takes an organically-good item and squeezes it for profit only for profit's sake. In that pursuit, he ruins the organically-good nature of the item and deprives it of its allure and natural profitability. Just because someone will throw a million dollars at you to put their name next to yours, doesn't mean you should. 

Aside...Brian: I am the manager of brand de-activation

Now that's funny. I don't care who you are... 

05/30/2018 - 9:30am Not Michigan Related

But I miss the original EDSBS.

05/29/2018 - 3:08pm Wouldn't some of us do the

Wouldn't some of us do the same? I certainly don't want to see them win anything. 

05/29/2018 - 3:03pm 2010 Tacoma

I get around 18 mpg driving normally, 20 if I pussy-foot it. No payments left and she's about a quarter way through at 105,000 miles. I look forward to, hopefully, 15 more years without a car payment. 

05/29/2018 - 3:00pm DC Area also has great public

DC Area also has great public transportation. I lived off of the Orange line out near McLean and it was a cinch to get into town. Walk 4 blocks, get on train. 

05/25/2018 - 11:39am Be aware that there are a

Be aware that there are a bunch of haters that neg any M poster, but we will come out in droves to pos-bang you. 

05/24/2018 - 1:04pm My Favorites were the Detroit

My Favorites were the Detroit Pistons ads from the late 90s with the two little white kids acting like they were NBA stars. "Who led the league in ass-ists last year"... "shoulda been you, dog". I wish I could find a video of that one. Triple T, Office Linebacker is also a classic. 


There are too many to list that are terrible, but almost all of the insurance ones (except Mayhem), all of the car ads and the Bud Knight ones make me flip the channel really quickly. 

05/18/2018 - 2:16pm This^^^

What a novel concept. 

05/18/2018 - 11:23am at least they're not

at least they're not inbreeding. 

05/17/2018 - 12:24pm I went to a LSU @UF game when

I went to a LSU @UF game when I first moved down here (2013, I think) and it was pretty nice. One thing I can say for sure is that no game should kick before 7PM there prior to November. Luckily I was on the west side of the stadium, where the glare of the sun reflecting off of the fans and LSU team on the other side was distracting but not like an atomic death ray. 

Went to PSU, Illinois, MSU and ND and am not to fond of any of those stadiums. PSU was before the scandal, so the crowd was friendly. I got to see Alan Branch flatten Morelli as well. 

05/16/2018 - 2:56pm Click on the update buttons

Click on the update buttons under your star rating. 

05/14/2018 - 2:30pm HemlockPhilosopher


05/14/2018 - 12:59pm Use chrome? Just get SetupVPN

Use chrome? Just get SetupVPN from the Chrome store. 

05/14/2018 - 10:25am LBJ's defense isn't what it

LBJ's defense isn't what it once was. He's in the bottom third DRPM for his position. It could be team dynamics as well, but I've seen opposing teams attack him more than in the past and the Cavs trying to "hide" him on a lesser offensive player. With BOS, that's tough to find - you have Brown, Tatum, Morris and Horford who are all capable offensive players. TOR had a half-dead cat at SF. 

05/11/2018 - 8:50am THe Predators are largely a

THe Predators are largely a Michigan product. When GM opened Saturn there, a lot of Michiganders moved to to Nashville and brought hockey culture with them. The whole catfish thing is directly descendant from the Octopus. 

05/09/2018 - 12:03pm I hope the HJ superintendents

I hope the HJ superintendents don't put any hurdles in the Garden. It's already a tough place to play without that shit. 

05/04/2018 - 11:48am Flair?

"Doesn't it bother you that you have to get up in the morning and you have to put on a bunch of pieces of flair? ... You know, the Nazis had pieces of flair that they made the Jews wear."

04/20/2018 - 1:00pm I like the team that Indiana

I like the team that Indiana has - they definitely play for each other, which is different in the League these days. One of my favorite things in the NBA is to watch Lance Stephenson get under the skin of LeBron. It's hilarious. 

04/20/2018 - 12:17pm Indy/ Cleveland

Anyone who expected the Cavs to breeze through hasn't been paying attention. The Cavs are in trouble. Indiana won the season series 3-1 and Cleveland cannot guard any position well, but, most notably, the 2 - Victor Oladipo. The only way Cleveland wins this (outside of injury to Dipo) is if LeBron averages 40/10/10 and Korver/ Smith/ Love start playing better. Bron went off in G2 and they still only won by 3. Let the sweepstakes begin. 

Philly is 18-1 since the end of March. Most of that without "Count Blockula". They are the real deal and its not just Simmons and Embiid - Covington, Redick, Belinelli, Ilyasova and Saric are playing great too. I see them versus a very balanced and deep Toronto team for a trip to the finals. 


04/18/2018 - 3:32pm Clicked and got...

Exactly the hump-day thread I needed:

  • Scatological humor - check
  • Refrences to coolers - check
  • A serious post about regulations n shit - check
  • The Wire 

Good times. 

04/17/2018 - 5:21pm I’d love three fixes per

I’d love three fixes per game. I’d be rich!

04/17/2018 - 11:23am (No subject)

04/17/2018 - 8:47am Reminds me of Coming to America...

04/16/2018 - 2:51pm Starkly Different

I stayed in the same hotel as the team before the 2004 Illinois game. I went for a stroll around the atrium and there was Coach and several assistant coaches having coffee. I approached and said hi and wanted to wish the team good luck that night. He engaged me in some small talk about school (had on my Michigan Pharmacy sweater) and I went on my way. Several minutes later, I brought back my friends and he talked to us for a little while and told us to make sure to cheer loudly that night. 

04/11/2018 - 12:06pm SMH. Climate and weather are

SMH. Climate and weather are not the same thing. 

04/07/2018 - 1:25pm Got bit in the ass by a big

Got bit in the ass by a big ass dog.

04/05/2018 - 12:11pm That's Emcee Ironcock, sir. 

That's Emcee Ironcock, sir. 

04/03/2018 - 8:32am Hear! Hear! MAAR was a great

Hear! Hear! MAAR was a great leader on this team. 

04/02/2018 - 11:39am Tripleta.


04/02/2018 - 10:56am Butler beat them 101-93,

Butler beat them 101-93, Creighton 89-83, St Johns 79-75, and Providence 76-71. I'll split the difference and say Michigan 101-71. Seriously, though. I have M 75- Nova 74 in one of my ESPN brackets. I think that's going to be what happens tonight. MAAR the hero. 

03/28/2018 - 11:56am I googled spartan dawg and

I googled spartan dawg and got this...

03/27/2018 - 11:54am Football is different though

Football is different though - imagine what it would be like if the loss to NW or LSU this year prevented us from making the "playoff" and instead we got a nice little "bowl" game with FSU for nothing but a handsome check....

With that class, Harbaugh was some terrible refs and inches away from playing in the B1G CC and possibly CFP in 2016. 

03/26/2018 - 11:51am Made up crap...

There's a good chance that someone makes up some story about Michigan dissin' Sister Jean, posts it on social media and it gains traction and is accepted by a bunch of idiots who know nothing about critical thinking. Then we're stuck here trying to disprove something that didn't happen. 

03/23/2018 - 12:58pm Many Ways to Look at it

By seed, they seem to be doing as expected, but the expectation is that they would lose to UVA, not Kansas St; Cincinnati, not Loyola Chicago; and beat FSU, Butler and Clemson as better seeds. aTm out-performed by beating UNC, and Florida lost to a better seeded team, but you cannot say that the other performed as expected by match up. 

03/20/2018 - 10:37am I with you. These are some of

I with you. These are some of the dumbest ads out there. Bud Light is not served out of a firkin. 

03/20/2018 - 8:23am Conference of Champions?

I suppose he failed to remind us of the Pac 12's record in the 2018 tournament. Let's see:

  • 11. Bonnies 65-58 11. UCLA
  • 11. Cuse 60-56 11. Az State
  • 13. Buffalo 89-68 4. Arizona

Summarily dismissed... That's losses to two 11 seeds and a 13 seed. Only Syracuse marches on (LOL) as a team that beat a Pac 12 team. To add insult to injury, only Utah is still playing in the NIT. 

03/16/2018 - 9:05am Go Ruminants!

Hopefully BuffaLOL becomes BuckeneLOL today!

03/12/2018 - 3:30pm I don't see anyone beating

I don't see anyone beating UVA in the South. Starting in the S16 round, they get Zona or UK (or a Cinderella) and both teams are seriously flawed. Then it's either Tennessee or Cinci. 

Our bracket is the most wide open. I love our chances and will ultimately pick us in 80% of the brackets. If I remove the Maize and Blue glasses, I still like Michigan. Xavier goes down early (FSU), South Dakota State beats OSU and we get a UNC, then Gonzaga. 

East seems to be Nova's to lose. I like the underdogs early there - Murray St and the Lumberjacks of SFA to the S16 before falling to Nova and Purdue

The regional we all love to hate is the Midwest - MSU, Kansas and Duke. Burn em all! Go Bucknell! Kansas has the home court (or close to it in the S16), so I will go with them.