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08/27/2018 - 1:18pm No chance Rob Pelinka lives…

No chance Rob Pelinka lives in 626.  He's a 310 guy - Santa Monica, IIRC.

08/12/2018 - 10:46pm It was a night game if you…

It was a night game if you were watching at a sports bar near Piccadilly Circus, as I was.

08/11/2018 - 7:49pm The rhymes are Darrell's and…

The rhymes are Darrell's and the burgers are Ronald's.


08/07/2018 - 9:47am OSU bible = Urban's playbook

OSU bible = Urban's playbook

05/22/2018 - 8:12pm Desmond vs ND

September 1991
4th & 1 at the ND 25
9 mins to play.

Lloyd kicks a FG in that situation.

Mo doesn't just go for the first down, he goes for it all.

That's the difference.

05/20/2018 - 7:27pm Network

positively prescient. awesome flick.

05/16/2018 - 2:26am in fairness

if you live in a state that has coal fired electric power, your theoretical Tesla really runs on coal.

05/11/2018 - 4:55pm Reporting

When your sexual assault crisis center discourages victims from reporting actual assaults, your data may be a bit skewed.

05/03/2018 - 3:54pm Grant Newsome said it best.
04/27/2018 - 7:20pm George Carlin had a view on this

04/27/2018 - 7:18pm The truth

it was probably the part without the lying.

04/27/2018 - 1:46pm Opposite examples

Brady had terrible measurables in speed and strength and succeeded in spite of draft metrics.

Rogers and McDowell are the flip side of the coin.

Not worthy of a down vote.

04/19/2018 - 2:05pm Dunning-Kruger effect

is what that is, and MSU is neck deep in it right now.–Kruger_effect

04/17/2018 - 11:38am He probably is a dragon's

He probably is a dragon's rights activist and hates that Gary Numan has a 20-foot bronze dragon in his castle garden.

04/15/2018 - 2:07pm that's ricist.

that's ricist.

04/14/2018 - 10:54am 549

549 Packard

04/14/2018 - 6:30am $11,000 damage

to my sister's SUV in that storm.

She and her husband live in Littleton and they took turns getting their vehicles repaired.

Insurance companies set up tent cities in parking lots to do mass damage inspections and claims processing.

04/14/2018 - 6:28am January 1994

The temp for the month never hit double digits, and there was wind-chill to the minus-40s.

My friend lost a drinking bet to his girlfriend and had to run naked from our house at Packard and Hill across to Cottage In, bang on the windows, and back.

He was so cold by the time he got back that he needed a 20 minute hot shower to get his body temp back to normal.

04/08/2018 - 12:03pm As George Clinton has said...

"There's too much profit in pretending that we're stopping it."

03/29/2018 - 9:33pm Thank you

For saying alumnus and not alumni. It gets awkward asking if someone is conjoined twins or has dissociative identity disorder.

03/29/2018 - 8:06pm Not my experience at all

The top notch BBAs were well on their way to MD in investment banking or exiting to premium private equity or hedge fund jobs by the time the MBAs figured out which way was up.

Analysts (BBA) had a much better chance than MBAs, and earlier. We had trouble keeping our best analysts - lost many/most to Cerberus, Apollo, Tennenbaum, TPG, Oaktree, etc. Those that stuck around got promoted to Associate and crushed the MBA competition because many of the MBAs were career switchers.

I saw as many MDs and practice heads that started as analysts straight from BBA (vs. from MBA) that never went back for their MBAs. At least that's how it was when I worked in restructuring/leveraged finance and sponsor coverage on Wall Street from 2002-2012.

I should note that I was a 2002 MBA, not a BBA.  Ross BBAs have, in my experience, done very well for themselves in banking.


03/16/2018 - 8:12pm so Rob Gray...

is the Scrappy Doo of college basketball?

- powers from demon (or daimon ritus)
- bad hair
- crazed look

check check check.

03/16/2018 - 3:16pm More like GERG trying to run

More like GERG trying to run the 3-3-5 stack.

Can't wait to see Kelvin Sampson put his MLB a yard off his NT's ass.

03/15/2018 - 10:56pm autobenched.

2 fouls in about 7 seconds with less contact than a Montana guard gets away with above the foul line.

03/12/2018 - 10:22pm I believe he is comparing ass grabbing in the line

I believe he is comparing ass grabbing in the line at a bar to forcible gang rape by various MSU football and basketball players. So maybe more like comparing apples and gang rape.

03/08/2018 - 9:35am Keith Appling is in jail, so

Keith Appling is in jail, so if he's needed for the re-enactment, we may have to wait a bit.

03/02/2018 - 8:21pm Remember when...

MAAR's outside shooting was a liability. His growth since his freshman year is amazing, especially considering he was the rare "old for his grade" Beilein recruit.

03/02/2018 - 8:28am Rooting for a rout was the easiest route to the

Rooting for a rout was the easiest route to the root of the matter.

02/28/2018 - 10:39am KCK5SororityGirls (allegedly)

KCK5SororityGirls (allegedly)

02/26/2018 - 1:59pm Agreed.  Fundamentals were

Agreed.  Fundamentals were abysmal - guys couldn't set picks properly, consistently lost their check on defense when they watched the ball, never made any effort to box out.

Strategically, not much better.  Watching the ball move around the perimeter on offense with almost no sense of purpose, no motion...just a jacked up jumper before the shot clock expired.  

That era was a crime against basketball.

02/26/2018 - 1:51pm Bo Ryan's Wisconsin defense:

Bo Ryan's Wisconsin defense: doling out sprained ankles for opposing jumpshooters since 2001.

02/26/2018 - 1:41pm And on the other extreme, you

And on the other extreme, you may recall Courtney Sims, who, despite being 6'11", played the 5 smaller than Avery Queen.

Teske keeps his arms up on D, and when he's on the other end of the floor, he keeps the ball high, doesn't bend down to protect the ball, etc.

02/25/2018 - 11:41am Happy

Happy Easter!

02/25/2018 - 11:20am Feels like a dangle. Deliberate leak to allow the

Feels like a dangle. Deliberate leak to allow the guilty parties to urgently conspire/get their stories straight and, in the process, cement the Feds case against them when they further incriminate themselves.

02/19/2018 - 10:02pm username

checks out

02/16/2018 - 2:09pm You're cranky today.  You

You're cranky today.  You must have young children and sleepless nights.

02/16/2018 - 2:07pm Yep.
Username note: Love your


Username note: Love your Armada.  Not a huge fan of Herman Menderchuk.

02/16/2018 - 10:36am Not saying it's the only

Not saying it's the only factor, but it is a factor.  My youngest turns 5 tomorrow, so I mostly get to sleep these days (except we just got a puppy), but the first 2 years of each of my kids lives, my wife and I were zombies subsisting on 40 minute naps and caffeine.  It takes a toll.

02/16/2018 - 10:32am Google "Sam Gilbert and John

Google "Sam Gilbert and John Wooden" and let's revisit the "Great coaches don't run shady programs" bit.

02/15/2018 - 12:51pm Harbaugh, too, has a baby at home. He's gotta be

Harbaugh, too, has a baby at home. He's gotta be exhausted.

02/05/2018 - 6:00am 20-5

Brady was 20-5 as a starter capped by a 34/46 for 350+ against a nasty Bama defense in an OT Orange Bowl win.

Brady earned his job weekly and the team elected him a captain.

Dude didn't start until his RS junior year but he was a fantastic, strong-willed starting QB who found a way to win a lot of games.

02/04/2018 - 10:29am They got the text records. Brady destroyed his

They got the text records. Brady destroyed his phone because they told him he had complied on the text records front.

Would you trust Roger Goodell and his ax-grinders with a phone full of messages and naked selfies from your supermodel wife?

02/04/2018 - 10:27am Patriots didn't cheat.

02/02/2018 - 11:32am Hope not

you're probably right, but doing nothing here is evidence of an utter absence of leadership on Snyder's part.

02/02/2018 - 11:10am Investment policy

Hedge funds typically tout returns of prior funds in marketing materials, but those materials are typically available only to qualified investors and not the general public, because the SEC's organizing focus is protecting the unsophisticated individual investor.

A decade-plus ago, when private equity and hedge funds were proliferating and everyone wanted in, fund managers could get away with refusing to allow such disclosures for their public clients. If public institution endowments wanted in, they had to play by the funds' rules. It was a seller's market.

Over the last 5+ years, the hedge fund industry in particular has seen contraction and capital has left the space (I haven't checked net flows recently, as I left banking a few years ago).

As a result, it's been more of a buyer's market. While certain top-echelon funds can still dictate terms for prospective investors (think bouncer at the velvet rope-type discretion), other funds cannot be so aggressive and need to court 800 pound gorilla investors like University endowments.

That means, to some extent, the power dynamic in the industry has changed. All of this is a very long way of saying that if public universities actually wanted to be transparent, they could collectively dictate terms to their prospective investment managers. They don't want that accountability, so they hide behind fund "requirements" that would disappear if they wanted them to. It's a nondisclosure requirement of convenience, not a real obligation.

01/30/2018 - 8:53pm I'm spending the winter in Michigan and also not

I'm spending the winter in Michigan and also not missing Valenti.

01/27/2018 - 9:07am For the right price, Dave Brandon is available.

For the right price, Dave Brandon is available.

01/18/2018 - 10:22pm I went to b-school with Pat Kratus, who was a DL

I went to b-school with Pat Kratus, who was a DL on the 97 and 98 teams. He said the most frustrating 60 minutes of his football career was chasing McNabb all day. Man amongst boys.

01/15/2018 - 5:41pm .

+1 internet awarded to you, sir.

01/11/2018 - 10:24am There is no way Alex Guerrero

There is no way Alex Guerrero will allow TB12 to eat Spot's as long as he's still playing football.